Health Solutions

The evolution of the health care industry has led to increased home care, and shortened hospital stays, transforming the medical sector globally. This has led to vital innovation in drug delivery devices, medical devices, remote monitors, sensors, and wireless connectivity. Flexible Circuits & Printed Electronics are critical to the health care industry, providing flexible, adaptable, and clean solutions.

Sheldahl continues to leverage relationships with medical device companies to develop flexible technologies for use in single & multiple-use medical tools, drug delivery, wearable devices for remote monitoring, anti-microbial surfaces, smart packaging, and human-machine interfaces.
Human Machine Interface/Touch Sensors
Medical HMI
Human Machine Interface - Automated process
Human Machine Interface - X-ray observation
Touch Sensors & Observation
Touch Sensors

Traditional mechanical HMI switches are more cumbersome and harder to clean. To support patient needs as technology becomes more sophisticated, a good HMI system makes a device simpler and more intuitive to the user.

Flexible circuits help deliver an improved patient and doctor experience by providing user-friendly touch sensors with smooth, non-porous surfaces that are easier to clean. Flexible printed circuits are well-designed to fit the user's image of the tasks they need to perform. They enable the ability to give accurate feedback, presenting critical and detailed visual information back to the user. Their capabilities remove design limitations, opening new possibilities for small and tight spaces, uneven and flat surfaces.

Sheldahl Flexible Technology offers the broadest range (ITO (Indium Tin Oxide), PEDOT, printed conductive inks, etched copper) of capacitive touch solutions within multiple medical field applications. We are an innovator in the transparent capacitive touch industry, enabling a greater HMI experience and interaction with your medical equipment.
Surgical Tools
Surgical Tools
Surgical Tools

The medical industry is developing less invasive medical devices using smaller, thinner, and longer precision disposable tools. As tool sizes decrease, the need for functionality in the limited size increases, requiring higher quality, and accuracy.

Flexible technologies provide a reliable data connection from the handle to the working portion of the tool, producing a lightweight and ergonomic solution for single & multiple-use medical devices. This creates a higher quality inspectable and traceable circuit that decreases the risk for product failure versus traditional wires. Our vertically integrated process delivers the precise and reliable quality that is required for surgical environments.

Providing solutions to highly regulated industries for over 40 years, Sheldahl removes limitations for medical devices through our flexible technology capabilities. We design a solution that enhances the possibilities for length, data connection, and control from grip to operation, making for a more seamless surgery with our high-volume capacity to support the quantities required for these medical devices.
Wearables - Remote Monitoring & Drug Delivery Devices
Unlimited fit, form and function capabilities are required in today's medical wearable devices.
Flexible Printed Circuits are a versatile interconnecting solution.
Flexible Wearable Medical Devices

The medical industry is becoming more remote, allowing for home and distance care. Drug delivery devices, remote monitors, sensors, and wireless connectivity are transforming health solutions with electronic wearable devices. To be effective, the improved data collection devices need to conform comfortably to the human body and clothing applications.

From etched copper to printed conductive inks, Sheldahl’s flexible technologies can deliver highly reliable, cost-effective solutions for your wearable device. We manufacture many of our own materials, which enable pliable, lightweight, and ergonomic solutions. These solutions combine conformability, sensing, power, and wireless connectivity to track and monitor key medical data.

MARKETS

MARKETS

Automotive

Automotive

Electrification, sensors, infotainment, interior and exterior lighting and the potential for autonomous functionality are transforming the automotive vehicle into a sophisticated electronic device on wheels.
Aerospace

Aerospace & Defense

From the ECHO 1 passive satellite and the moon landing of July 1969 to today's modern space missions, Sheldahl® Brand Materials has a history of over 60 years of creating custom solutions for the needs of the Aerospace and Defense markets. We continue to develop and manufacture a wide variety of history-making materials.
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Health Solutions

The evolution of the health care industry has led to increased home care, and shortened hospital stays, transforming the medical sector globally. This has led to vital innovation in drug delivery devices, medical devices, remote monitors, sensors, and wireless connectivity. Flexible Circuits & Printed Electronics are critical to the health care industry, providing flexible, adaptable, and clean solutions.
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Industrial Abrasive Materials

Let Sheldahl's Industrial Abrasive Material products offer you the advantage of our experience and capabilities.
Bridge Lighting

Additional Markets

LED applications are expanding at a rapid pace and are increasingly being used in our daily lives. LED's offer flexibility to adjust spectrums of light to accelerate plant growth or highlight the beauty of your architectural design all while utilizing energy more efficiently. The use of flexible circuits in LED lighting applications can enable 3D packaging, reduce cost, and improve overall lighting performance.