The Paraquda combines three different production steps within one machine platform: solder paste jetting and/or glue jetting and SMD assembly.
“In TactoTek’s injection molded structural electronics (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 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 are 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 and marketing. “Demand for IMSE solutions is increasing quickly across several markets and is driving demand for advanced SMD equipment.”