squaring the circle

Attaching rigid electronics on flexible textiles?

How did we succeed in squaring the circle?

Centexbel-VKC and the smart³D project partners are developing a novel method based on low-pressure molding to secure electronics, wires, and cables in a secure and watertight manner onto textiles. 

mould 1
mould 2

To this end, we designed and printed molds by means of additive manufacturing techniques. We used specific grades of hotmelt resins or 2K polyurethanes to encapsulate or pot the electronics. 

Step by step we are creating integrated electronic textiles!