Q5D Technologies

Disrupting the Global Wiring Harness Market

Q5D uses robotics to add conductors and surface mounted components to functionalize a product.

Q5D’s robotic tools can take a complex shaped component such as an injection molded part, or composite panel and add wiring, printed electronics, terminations, surface mounted components or it can modify it with a 5-axis 3D printer.

Aerospace

Q5D uses robotics to add conductors and surface mounted components to functionalize a product.

For example, the paneling used in first and business class seating has a lot of wiring; entertainment controls, passenger comfort, phone charging, seating controls. Function and style is what differentiates the products. Currently the panels are made and wired by hand, but Q5D’s technology is able to take the composite panel add the wiring and components robotically. If necessary each panel can be different. This removes cost, reduces weight and because of the removal of human error improves quality and safety.

Automotive

Q5D uses robotics to add conductors and surface mounted components to functionalize a product.

Wiring is still laid-up by hand, a slow, expensive and error prone process. The increasing use of digital technologies, electrification and the drive to automation means that the wiring load in vehicles is increasing. Q5D’s robotic technology makes it possible to remove weight and cost without sacrificing quality.

One example is a car bumper: Q5D’s robots can take an injection moulded blank, populate it with lighting and sensors, then add the wiring and terminations then overprint to create a sealed unit.

Consumer Electrical

Q5D uses robotics to add conductors and surface mounted components to functionalize a product

Trade tension and the pandemic have highlighted the fragility of supply chains and the just-in-time manufacturing methods that rely on them.

Q5D’s technology can use printed electronics to create touch sensitive controls. By taking an injection moulded blank of a washing machine control panel, Q5D’s technology could be used to print touch sensitive surfaces, embed the controller chips and LEDs and then overprint to create a sealed unit.

Almost all the recalls in the electrical goods sector are caused by electrical faults. In fridges and washing machines fires are often caused by a combination of human manufacturing error and the ingress of water. The robotically embedded wiring that Q5D employs removes both of these problems.

Space

Q5D uses robotics to add conductors and surface mounted components to functionalize a product.

Commonly the gauge of a wire is chosen based on its mechanical, not its electrical properties. The wire needs to be strong enough to survive handling during manufacture or the vibrations and shocks of use. If the wiring is embedded into other components then much finer gauge wiring or printed electronics can be used.

How Can we Help?

Robotic Tools

If you manufacture yourself then Q5D will design, make and sell the robotic tools you need.

Contract Manufacturing

Q5D will do low-volume manufacturing to your specifications and assist you through the process.

Process Development

Q5D’s engineers are ready to work with your team to develop new processes and products.