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MID Manufacturing Technologies

Our manufacturing technologies for your products

With the proven series production technologies of two-component injection molding and laser direct structuring, HARTING offers you a focused technology portfolio.

Thanks to the consolidated integration of the complete process chain and our many years of experience, you will benefit in more ways than one: High quality deliveries from a single source, short throughput times and flexibility that conforms to today's market requirements.

MIDs using metal substrates and LDS powder coating paint.

HARTING Mitronics has enlarged the manufacturing portfolio and is now offering LDS powder coating.
Two powder coating systems based on PU (Polyurethane) and based on PES (Polyether sulfone) are available.  
 
Applications demanding improved heat dissipation such as LED lighting can use powder coating as HARTING 3D-MID LDS technology. The manufacturing process is similar to the LDS process for molded parts.

Samples based on metal substrates (aluminium or steel) allow to reduce the lead time for sample manufacturing compared to polymer samples coming out of a mold tool.

The LPKF LDS powder coating design rules can be downloaded from this website.

Fine and Flexible: Laser direct structuring

The use of laser direct structuring (LDS) enables the implementation of MID components with fine and dense conductor path architectures, while offering greater scope for 3D design freedom.

A laser beam writes the subsequent conductor paths directly onto an injection molded part made of doped plastic. These laser-activated structures can then be metalized.

For high volumes: Two-shot injection molding.

The use of the two-shot injection molding procedure enables the implementation of MID components in very large lot sizes while maintaining the maximum scope of 3D design freedom.

In this method, the conductor paths are manufactured from different plastics by means of two successive injection molding processes. The plastic bearing the conductive pattern is provided with additives and is subsequently metalized.