The concept here is to develop technologies that can embed electronic functions such as touch and lighting inside the plastic components, getting rid of mechanical buttons which will result in a more slick and futuristic look.
The main challenge will be to make printed electronic components that can then be inserted into MAIERS injection moulding process, without damaging the flexible print nor the mounted components.
The implementation of embedded printed electronics will result in:
- Demonstrate 15-20 % reduced production costs through implementation of printed/embedded components into MAIERs injection moulding line
- Demonstrate 15 % reduction of energy consumption in production through implementation of printed/embedded components processes compared to manual assembly of mechanical components