TactoTek® (www.tactotek.com ), the Finland-based company that develops and licenses Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE®) technology, and Lightworks Gmbh (www.lightworks-gmbh.com), a leading automotive lighting system design and engineering enterprise, announced that Lightworks has licensed TactoTek’s IMSE Designer®. With IMSE Designer Lightworks is designing injection molded structural electronics (IMSE®) solutions that enhance functional and ambient illumination in the vehicles of leading automotive OEMs.
Lightworks specializes in lighting system development for vehicle interior and exterior lighting applications. OEMs often work together with the company to reflect and emphasize their brand language using smart functional and ambient illumination. In their designs, Lightworks will combine IMSE and conventional illumination system elements to realize their customers’ design vision. The 2022 BMW iX is a tangible example of how Lightworks has integrated different styles of illumination into a cohesive illumination package.
“The use of lighting is expanding significantly in vehicles and is a meaningful differentiator for OEMs. At Lightworks we strive to create innovative designs in which system elements are a fusion of styling, function, and efficiency,” said Michael Hoefgen, CEO of Lightworks. “IMSE lighting solutions are valuable additions to our design portfolio because they can deliver stunning lighting in ultra-thin, conformal 3D structures that are easily integrated, even in unconventional and space-restricted locations.”
TactoTek IMSE technology combines structure, electronic functions, and cosmetics in light, thin, and rugged smart surfaces. Popular uses for IMSE parts include control panels, functional and styling illumination in automotive, home appliance and smart home markets.
According to Jussi Harvela, TactoTek CEO, “Witnessing Lightworks’ skill in applying IMSE technology to lighting designs has been inspiring: their design creativity builds on a foundation of optics, electronics, mechanics and industrialization expertise combined with deep understanding of OEMs’ design language. They quickly identified compelling design opportunities aligned with IMSE technology benefits. In addition, with Lightworks’ virtual reality environment, their customers can visualize designs early in the creative process. I can recommend Lightworks as the most advanced IMSE lighting design consultant, without reservation.”
TactoTek is the leading provider of Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE®) solutions that integrate printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. Leading IMSE use cases include human-machine interfaces (HMI), connectivity and electronic styling features for automotive, smart home, appliances and other markets. TactoTek develops and industrializes IMSE technology, creates mass production ready IMSE prototypes, and licenses IMSE technology for 3rd party IMSE part design and global mass production.
TactoTek is funded by international leaders in finance and industry committed to advancing technology solutions that benefit consumers and the environment. TactoTek investors include 3M Ventures, Repsol Energy Ventures, Faurecia Ventures, Conor Venture Partners, Voima Ventures, Nordic Option Oy, Nidoco AB and Cornes Technologies Limited. For more information, please visit www.tactotek.com
About Lightworks Gmbh
Lightworks is a mid-sized technology company located in Holzkirchen by Munich. Known as a driver for innovation, Lightworks supports the leading automotive manufacturers, Tier 1-suppliers and also customers from various non-automotive applications with its know-how in optical and lighting systems development. Not only in the field of optical development but also in operative project management in complex industrialization projects, Lightworks is able to convincingly demonstrate its competencies. Furthermore, Lightworks is a member of ISELED-Alliance. Within this scope, the Company promotes the innovative next generation smart-connected and cost-effective LED solutions.
Further information on www.lightworks-gmbh.de