A simple touch or swipe
Printed sensors are the primary building stones for the development of the Internet of Things and creating smart products and objects. They enable monitoring of anything from temperature and moisture to pressure and motion. Quad Industries helps its customers – both start-ups and established companies – to turn innovative ideas into products that are ready to market.
Let’s make it smart!
The advent of the Internet of Things is driving the demand for smart and interconnected objects and products in every sector – from the worlds of sports and fashion to automotive and healthcare. The rapid development of flexible printed electronics enables to integrate sensors in a wide range of products where this was not technically feasible even a couple of years ago – think plastic packaging, clothing, sport shoes or even mattresses.
Turning your ideas into working products
Developing smart products is more than just adding sensors to your existing product. It requires making the right choices, both technical and functional. We use our expertise to guide you every step of the way, exploring possibilities and limitations while answering a number of crucial questions. What’s the best way to integrate electronics in your specific product? How do we ensure reliability and durability? How do we set up the connection? Can it be manufactured in a cost-efficient manner? In short, we help you turn a great idea into a perfectly working product.
Designed for manufacturing – we know it will work
Quad Industries runs its own state-of-the art production plant for manufacturing printed sensors and a wide range of other flexible electronics. This means we can not only assist you in the development of your printed sensors, but we can also take care of manufacturing – whether you are looking for small runs for prototyping purposes or large-scale production. A close link between our R&D people and the manufacturing site makes sure we fully realize the impact our choices in the development stage will have later on.
A fully customized solution
- Plastic films, TPU, fabrics, paper
- Silver, copper, carbon inks. Both flexible and stretchable
- Component assembly through Pick & Place process
- Skin compatible materials
- Integration in textiles
- Printed antennas – NFC, BLE, WIFI,…
- Quad Industries provides simulation, design and manufacturing
Printed electronics represents an enormous potential in a world of interconnected appliances. But there is still a large gap between the technology that is available and the potential for real-life applications. “That’s why we are focusing so strongly on intensive collaboration with our customers,” says Wim Christiaens, R&D director at Quad Industries.read more