Lite-On Mobile offers glass and window solutions in line with today’s trends, including ultra-thin, seamless, and improved Glass Insert Molding (GIM).
Lite-On Mobile’s new and improved Glass Insert Molding (GIM) technology combines over-molded glass with Rapid Heat Cycle Molding (RHCM) technology to provide an even thinner window solution.
Affordable two-dimensional glass is formed on the cover edges into three-dimensional shapes by insert molding glass-fiber-filled plastic – without leaving any visible seams. The solution is simply beautiful: it leaves the product delightfully smooth to the touch by merging the seamless window section onto the front cover, giving it the appearance of a one-piece component.
Lite-On Mobile provides the GIM solution with fully integrated touch functionality, placed directly onto the glass to allow an incredibly slim handset design.
Glass is an excellent material for playing with decorative designs. Distinctive features can be added by modifying its shape, with glass slimming, 3D shaping, engraving, or several kinds of machining options possible, including CNC milling, chemical etching, laser etching, and water jet cutting.
In addition to silkscreen and tampo printing, digital printing enables personalized, three-dimensional, transparent, gradient, and carbon-fiber effects for all windows, regardless of material. UV patterning allows protrusions to be made on the glass surface by using a special UV gel to bond with the glass on a selected area to add a curve, frame, icon, or other decorative feature. To provide a surface that is clean and more resistant to dirt, LOM offers Anti-Finger coating to prevent fingerprints and other dirt remaining on the glass.
For further information, contact Kimmo Turunen, Senior Manager, Plastic BU Technology Marketing, kimmo.turunen(at)liteonmobile.com.