TactoTek and Lightworks develop in-mold lighting

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TactoTek and Lightworks are working together to develop in-mold lighting solutions.

Together, Finnish company TactoTek, which specializes in in-mold structural electronics (IMSE), and Germany’s Lightworks, an automotive lighting design and engineering consultancy, will develop and use in-mold lighting for styling and function for vehicle interiors and exteriors.

Dave Rice, SVP marketing and business development at TactoTek, said, “Lighting is a prominent feature in over 95% of our customers’ IMSE solutions. From styling to status indicators and dynamic operator alerts, we’re seeing incredible design creativity and high-value solutions for users. Lightworks combines a deep understanding of its customers’ preferred styling, aesthetics and design language, with the illumination design and optical engineering expertise to create lighting solutions that complement that vision.”

Michael Hoefgen, founder and CEO of Lightworks, said, “Light as part of automotive user experience is more important for styling and function than ever before. The huge benefit of IMSE is the technology’s fusion of dynamic lighting with highly decorative surfaces and HMI functionality in 3D structures as thin as 2mm. We can enhance many of our illumination package designs with IMSE elements.”

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