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Posted on March 23, 2018 by  & 
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TactoTek Speeds IMSE Production with Essemtec Multifunctional SMD

Today TactoTek™, the leading developer of injection molded structural electronics (IMSE™) solutions, announced that it is now using an Essemtec multi-functional pick-and-place system, The Paraquda, for IMSE production.
The Paraquda combines three different production steps within one machine platform: solder paste jetting and/or glue jetting and SMD assembly.
"In TactoTek's IMSE manufacturing process, SMD is done in 2 dimensions, prior to a part being thermoformed into its 3D shape and injection molded," noted Marko Suo-Anttila, SVP Engineering at TactoTek, "while TactoTek's manufacturing process does not require specialized SMD equipment, with Essemtec we've measurably improved consistency and reduced production cycle times."
TactoTek has dedicated teams that validate materials, components, equipment and processes for designing and producing IMSE solutions. In addition, the Company collaborates with innovators in the IMSE ecosystem who share the commitment of advancing the IMSE state-of-the-art and commercializing IMSE solutions.
"With their IMSE solutions, TactoTek is leading new uses of our equipment, and we are very pleased that we have been able to improve their SMD results" said Essemtec's Jurg Schupbach, Director of Sales & Marketing. "Demand for IMSE solutions is increasing quickly across several markets and is driving demand for advanced SMD equipment. The SMD equipment used by TactoTek is available to all of our customers and highly recommended."
About TactoTek
TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE) that integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. Leading use cases include in-vehicle applications, home/industrial appliances, and wearable technology. TactoTek adapts customer designs to IMSE technology, develops mass production ready prototypes, and mass produces or licenses the technology for 3rd party mass production. TactoTek is funded by Conor Venture Partners, Ascend Capital Partners, Faurecia Ventures, Plastic Omnium, Nanogate, VTT Ventures, Leaguer VC and European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. For more information, please visit External Link
About Essemtec AG
Wildlife consistently shows us, with breath-taking flexibility, how nature can adapt itself to the many different demands of its environment; that is what inspires us! Essemtec AG is a privately-owned company with its development and production site in Switzerland. The product portfolio comprises of production equipment for electronic assembly and more. Our high-tech solutions can be adjusted quickly and easily to meet wide ranging requirements; we are therefore able to respond to all manner of customer requests. That's why "naturally adaptive" is our motto across all ranges. External Link
Source: TacoTek
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