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Lightweight Electronics by Injection Moulding in Seamless Architecture

Project Aim

What we compromise to achieve

LEIMSA addresses the development of disruptive components for the interior of the vehicle of the future with purpose of following the market evolutive trends in the automotive industry and anticipate materialization.

In the results, will be integrated decorative elements and distinctive functionalities with the least possible operations, using emergent technologies in the mould (in-mould operations) and lightweight, such as In-Mould Decoration (IMD), In-Mould Labeling (IML), High Pressure Forming (HPF) and In-Mould Electronics (IME), for the development of intelligent and haptic surfaces, with attractive 3D seamless design and a Human-Machine Interface (HMI) that will be immersive and intuitive, centered in the user experience.

LEIMSA also aims at the capacitation of the consortium as well as the creation of robust value chain.

Specific Objectives

Centered in the applied R&D development and knowledge transfer of determined areas.

01. In-mould electronics & decoration

Printed and embedded in the product.

02. Lightweight

Product and concept design.

03. Systems

Haptic feedback, illumination and sensorization.

04. HMI | UI | UX

Human-machine interfaces.

05. Manufacturing processes

Optimization and integration
of technologies for functional components.

06. Quality control

Of the product functionality along the process.

Disruptive auto interior
with design flexibility

Seamless integration
of printed and hybrid
electronics by IME

Attractive, intuitive
and immersive HMI

Reduce the number
of operations in
the production process

Innovation Outcomes

Innovation Outcomes

Disruptive auto interior
with design flexibility

Seamless integration
of printed and hybrid
electronics by IME

Attractive, intuitive
and immersive HMI

Reduce the number
of operations in
the production process

UI/UX Concept

Project Results

Concept in Development and LEIMSA’s first iteration mockup

The first Milestone of the project was achieved in October 2021 with the construction and presentation of the first interaction mockup of the concept developed. This preliminary mokcup was constructed using several prototyping technologies at CEIIA and is an impressive real size demonstrator of the final concept. This Mockup is a result of several studies that takes into account the technologies that are being explored in the project and will be presented in the final concept. With this first milestone it  has been possible to evaluate ergonomics aspects, UX and UI studies and the experience of a Lightweight and Seamless design …

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Partners

Consortium body and total investment

News

LEIMSA Project at the Hannover Messe 2022

LEIMSA Project at the Hannover Messe 2022

Simoldes Plásticos and Celoplás S.A. were present at the Hannover Messe 2022 Fair, which had Portugal as a partner country. The dissemination of the project was carried out from the stands of the two companies through the presentation of roll-ups, flyers and film of the project and preliminary real prototypes, as a way of sharing …

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Automotive Interiors EXPO 2021

Automotive Interiors EXPO 2021

Researchers from the Collaborative Laboratory in Digital Transformation – DTx and CEIIA attended at Automotive Interiors Expo 2021 Europe, within the scope of the activity to promote and disseminate the results of the LEIMSA project. The dissemination of the project was carried out through the presentation of the roll-up containing the results of the project …

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Workshop LEIMSA – Autoeuropa

Workshop LEIMSA – Autoeuropa

In October 2021, the first project workshop was held to present the first results of the project to the consortium and to VW AutoEuropa. Posters and technical information relevant to project execution, value chain development, prototypes under development and an intermediate mockup of the final console were presented. It was possible to experience the model and the …

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European Research Night 2021

European Research Night 2021

Project LEIMSA participated on the European Research Night on the 24th of September 2021 at the Castelo da Foz, Porto, Portugal. During the event the consortium partners presented some posters and proof of concepts developments to children and young students. This has been a very pleasant time where we could show some of the technologies on …

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