Plastics Industry News
繁體 | 简体
Technology
Applications
MAGUIRE
CPS20
Main > Daily Market News > Article Content
| Print | Submit Article |
Last Page | More | Next Page
Keywords of this article:  automotive 
To contact the supplier/company mentioned in this article, please email to:
mediaoperation@adsale.com.hk
More suppliers
Close
The prototypes for IME have been diverse, ranging from simple devices for wearable technology, automotive light heating, antennas, and white goods touchpads to more complex sensors, actuators, and displays.
The prototypes for IME have been diverse, ranging from simple devices for wearable technology, automotive light heating, antennas, and white goods touchpads to more complex sensors, actuators, and displays.

In-mold electronics (IME) – or in-mold structural electronics (IMSE) – is about to enter a period of rapid revenue growth, with IDTechEx forecasting the overall market to exceed US$1.11 billion by 2029.

IME is a process of integrating printed decorations and electronic circuitry with thermoforming and molding. The results are 3D-shaped objects with embedded circuits of differing degrees of complexity. This is part of the global emerging trend to 3D structural electronics and the progression away from the rudimentary solution of components encased in a box.

The advantages of IME are numerous and include: lightweighting, space-saving, robustness, accelerated time-to-market, and high throughput capabilities. However, the technology does not come without its drawbacks in: shape limitations, yield, software immaturity, environmental stability, and post-processing.

The prototypes have been diverse, ranging from simple devices for wearable technology, automotive light heating, antennas, and white goods touchpads to more complex sensors, actuators, and displays.

IME is not the only technological solution to 3D electronics. Aerosol jet printing, Mold Interconnected Devices (including laser direct structuring, two-shot molding, and film inserting), and 3D printing electronics are all rapidly emerging and gaining traction.

Market outlook for applications

IDTechEx expected automotive interior applications, for things like overhead control units, will be the major high-volume orders in the medium-term.

The shorter-term will be in consumer electronics and other industries that can bring a product to market much faster.

In the longer-term, not only will they infiltrate across the more affordable transportation, but are also expected to be seen in even more everyday devices. This includes opportunities in household appliances and white goods.

Related Articles  
IDTechEx forecasts US$6.1 billion market f...
The market value of OLED industry to rise ...
CHINAPLAS 2020: “arburgXworld” customer po...
Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire German prep...
Solvay unveils DDF automated demonstrator ...
We are collecting readers' comment for improving our website. If you are willing to help, please CLICK HERE to complete a survey. Your comments matter.
Write a mail to the editor

Copyright © Adsale Publishing Limited. Any party needs to reprint any part of the content should get the written approval from Adsale Publishing Ltd and quote the source "China Plastic & Rubber Journal (CPRJ)", Adsale Plastics Website - www.AdsaleCPRJ.com. We reserve the right to take legal action against any party who reprints any part of this article without acknowledgement. For enquiry, please contact Editorial Department.  [Want to use this report?]
Name
Company Name
Job title
Email (will not be published)
Comment
Recent Comment
Legal Statement | Privacy Policy
Remarks: Publication of the comments is at editor's discretion.
Register a New Member
东华机械有限公司
广东伊之密精密机械股份有限公司
富强鑫精密工业股份有限公司
泰瑞机器股份有限公司
阿科玛(中国)投资有限公司上海分公司
上海ABB工程有限公司
日钢注塑机維修(深圳)有限公司
COPERION GMBH
裕克施乐塑料制品(太仓)有限公司

Supplier Highlights
FCS GROUP GUANGDONG YIZUMI PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
JSW Plastics Machinery (Shenzhen) Co., LTD. MAAG AUTOMATIK PLASTICS MACHINERY (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD.
OECHSLER PLASTIC PRODUCTS (TAICANG) CO., LTD. TEDERIC MACHINERY CO., LTD.
WELLTEC MACHINERY LTD.