manufacturing

What are in-mold structural electronics (IMSE)?

In-mold structural electronics (IMSE) are a low-cost alternative to traditional designs and technologies, requiring fewer raw materials and zero assembly while improving product durability and the user experience. But despite these advantages, many manufacturers and molders are unfamiliar with the specifics of IMSE constructions. Sometimes referred to as in-mold electronics (IME), IMSE products combine [...]

The benefits of In-Mold Structural Electronics (IMSE) compared to conventional electronics

In-mold structural electronics (IMSE) represent the perfect blend of form and function: combining the aesthetics of in-mold decorating (IMD) with functional electronics. In other words, IMSE helps manufacturers create finished products that incorporate both design and functional elements in a single part. This type of construction can offer significant advantages over conventional electronics designs. [...]

What Injection Molders Need to Know about In-Mold Decorating (IMD)

In-mold decorating (IMD) is used across industries as a valuable way to create durable, aesthetically pleasing plastic parts for a wide range of applications. There are many ways injection molders can benefit from adding IMD to their list of services, including higher dollar value projects, access to higher value markets, a larger customer base and other [...]

Why Proper Gating is Crucial to In-Mold Decorating (IMD) Success

In-mold decorating (IMD) gives manufacturers across industries an alternative process for creating more durable plastic parts. With IMD, graphics are printed on a film which is then inserted into a mold cavity. That cavity is then filled with resin to create a single finished part. But it’s how the resin actually gets into the [...]

DuraTech Takes Another Step Forward with Automated Screen Production

UPDATE – On March 20th, DuraTech had the privilege of hosting esteemed visitors from Germany. Specifically, Joernn Flottmann and Roland Schmitz, who represent two of the most prominent Pre-Press and Screen Making companies in Europe. Their specialization lies in the production of large screens, and they came to witness our unique set-up featuring the [...]

How DuraTech Helped a Global OEM Tackle Three Challenges and Come Out on Top

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) today face at least three hurdles unheard of in previous generations: 1) Hyper economic globalization means OEMS must battle for market share with competitors from myriad geographies while, 2) managing an increasingly complex supply chain with suppliers located all over the world. And, 3) End consumers continue to demand more [...]