Make our human-machine interface (HMI) expertise your own
When a product’s user experience design makes interactions more natural, or human-like, it’s easier for people to access everything the product has to offer. Integrating experience-driving technologies such as voice, gesture, touch, and haptics into a modern and intuitive interface requires diverse skillsets. Our subject matter experts in industrial design, system architecture, engineering, and manufacturing work with you to create compelling experiences on next generation products.
Move with agility from prototype to manufacturing at scale
A significant challenge with product design is the transition from prototype to high-volume manufacturing. Flex invests in cross-industry technologies. We package these into commercial-ready reusable building blocks for product creation in the lifestyle, industrial, healthcare, and automotive industries.
Our agile approach combines the flexibility and speed of a collaborative design team with the polish and scale of a world-class manufacturing partner.
A one-stop HMI solution
Premium human-machine interfaces are highly integrated systems that require a range of technology capabilities and a focus on build quality. Expertise in any one area is only one piece of a complex puzzle. A partner who can source and integrate these technologies into a complete system means fewer suppliers to manage and faster time to market.
Flex’s cross-industry experience and focus on cost-effective manufacturing provide a one-stop solution for your HMI needs.
HMI building blocks
Quickly incorporate market-leading features into your products. With our HMI building blocks, functional look and feel prototypes are achievable in weeks instead of months.
Through up-front engineering and supply chain investment, we have engineered hardware form factors that are simple to embed into prototypes and products while also scaling into the millions of units.
Compute and connectivity
Prototype with “off-the-shelf” components that have proven paths for miniaturization, commercialization, and regulatory compliance. Combine the power of our world-class supplier network with our expertise in manufacturing processes.
Flex development kits are highly modular with an expansive library that includes microcontroller units (MCUs), connectivity options, and sensors. Get started with our quickstart videos and example code backed by our system architects and engineers.
Take advantage of our sensor fusion capabilities. Combine data streams from multiple sensors in a machine-learning model to provide accurate detection of physical events. As computing technologies advance, more robust machine-learning models can be used at the edge on smaller, more cost-effective processors.
Capture sensor data and test your hypotheses quickly using our flexible sensor and prototyping library.
We offer the knowledge and experience in working with complex electromechanical systems to achieve the look, feel, and reliability you can trust.
Create surfaces with animated lighting, touch, and haptics with flexible circuits and printed electronics. Give your products the desired form and structure in metal, plastic, glass, or composite materials with our mechanical design manufacturing capabilities.