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.