Laser-based selective metallization of 3D-shaped polymers – Fiat 500 dashboard demonstratoradmin
APPOLO partner CRF selected the glove box cover of the Fiat 500 as a demonstrator for the integration of electronics. This specific component was first implemented on the USA version of the car and from July 2015, it is also included in the new facelift version for the European market. The main aim is to substitute the traditional manual opening system with a touch sensitive electronics that automatically opens the glove box when the user touches the sensitive area. All samples were electroless plated firstly with copper.
All the components for glove box cover were assembled using a silver bi-component conductive glue based on silver paste. In particular, the connections were stuck before with a normal tape to the plastic substrate.