HARTING (Elgin, IL) has brought a one-stop concept for designing and manufacturing 3D-MID components to North America. 3D-MID (3D Molded Interconnect Device) components are injection-molded plastic parts with integrated electrical circuits. These circuits can be arranged on the 3D substrate as required by the design engineer to produce parts that are asserted to be typically smaller and lighter weight yet more functional than conventional alternatives. According to the company, 3D-MID manufacturing:
- Allows for the inclusion of gaps, channels or apertures for sensors, contacts or other elements.
- Enables IC chips and small, flat components (SMDs) to be incorporated into the molded housing.
- Can shape the substrate to complement a product’s layout or shape.
For more information, visit www.harting-usa.com