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User Interface: Sensors


Sensors have helped pivot the science of printed electronics toward life-changing solutions in commercial and consumer markets.​

Printed sensors are used to monitor, quantify, and self-correct a multitude of factors, including temperature, humidity, flow, touch, position, tilt, weight, strain, glucose, oxygen, and more.​

Because of their precision and the reproducibility of output, sensors provide significant value in agriculture, food safety, industrial processing, aerospace, defense, healthcare, transportation, and other industries.

Sensor Features and Benefits

  • affordably mass produced
  • airtight and waterproof seals
  • data is highly reliable and reproducible
  • easily integrated with other components
  • lightweight, portable, stretchable, and disposable if needed
  • deliver real-time feedback to users or to remote monitors
  • eliminate concern about breakage
  • eliminate rigidity and bulk
  • encourage more innovative product design
  • make technology more accessible for commercial and consumer applications
  • respond immediately to stimuli
  • valuable applications for smaller and lighter products

Manufacturing Industry 4.0

The Internet of Things (IoT) is generating a demand for products that include embedded sensors. These "smart" products, and there are millions of them, are connecting things and people to the internet, enabling a real-time exchange of information and providing the data necessary to improve quality, safety, logistics, and other outcomes.​

Because of their ability to collect and convey critical, real-time information, sensors are at the forefront of changes in the aerospace, transportation, manufacturing, and medical device applications.​​ As sensors become smaller and even more user-friendly, their use will expand more into home health care, personal safety, and other non-commercial applications.​

Health practitioners are using sensors in diagnostics, patient care, and medical devices. Read how Cubbison Company supports the medical device industry.



Collaborate with a Single Manufacturer

The Cubbison Company can comply with your specifications or we can work with you to customize solutions that will function reliably, even in the most rigorous environments.

Because we offer turnkey services, you can eliminate the inconvenience of working with multiple manufacturers:

  • design and engineering
  • manufacturing
  • material sourcing
  • prototyping
  • testing
  • timely delivery

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Sensor Design and Construction

Printed sensors consist of a functional ink printed on a flexible substrate.​ Variations in inks, substrates, and printing techniques make sensors easily customizable.

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Functional Inks​

Printed sensors rely on functional inks to conduct the flow of electricity.​

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Force-Sensing Resistors

Force-sensing resistors (FSR), sometimes known as force-sensitive resistors, adapt their level of resistance in response to force, pressure, weight, or squeezing. 

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Invest in quality assurance with The Cubbison Company

When you are designing a new product or working to establish specs for future manufacturing runs, you should consider three layers of defense against product malfunctions.

Safeguard #1: Do business with a reputable manufacturer. For some companies, cost cuts result in quality shortcuts. Too often, we see clients turn to us for a solution after their first sensor design has malfunctioned.

Safeguard #2: Invest in prototypes. If you are investing in the design of a new product, or if you are making adaptations to an existing product design, consider spending a few extra days and a few extra dollars to get it right. The Cubbison Company's Rapid Prototype Program gives you an opportunity to test aesthetics, customer appeal, form, fit, and function, before you invest in a full product run. 

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Safeguard #3: Insist on testing. Your product should never leave the manufacturing facility until it has been tested for form and function. By skipping this step, you increase the risk that your product will malfunction after it has been installed and put into operation. Unfortunately, this results in delays, lost productivity, and a costly return to the drawing board.


About The Cubbison Company: We provide spec-ready and customized solutions to meet the printed electronics, user-interface, and commercial product identification needs of our clients. Companies in the medical device, defense, transportation, industrial power, oil and gas, aerospace, and manufacturing sectors rely on The Cubbison Company for engineering and design expertise, manufacturing precision, and exceptional service.