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The Difference Between Film & Tactile Sensors for Pressure Measurements

Learn the pros and cons of using pressure indicating film versus tactile pressure sensors.

Pressure indicating film and tactile pressure sesnors each have advantages and constraints for providing accurate and meaningful data. Understanding how these strengths and limitations influence an application is critical in the design process. 


At times, the job of a design engineer is as much about searching for potential problems as it is finding their solutions. Seeking new ways to advance a product design or manufacturing procedure is a laborious part of the R&D process.

However, when it comes to understanding how components fit together and how they perform during use, interface pressure analysis tools—including pressure indicating film and tactile pressure sensors—represent two proven methods engineers employ to help solve key design challenges.

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