What Are the Differences Between ITAR and EAR?

ITAR is mainly for military or defensive articles, but it also includes space related technology. ITAR is designed to regulate goods and technology designed to kill or defend against death in a military environment. This is because of the potential application for missile technology. EAR regulates the goods and technology that is designed for commercial… Read more »

Design Considerations for Injection Molding

Have you ever picked up a product and immediately could tell that it was made with quality materials? Perhaps it was the weight or the feel of the product – items such as the aluminum body Macbook, or perhaps the touch of an authentic leather jacket. When designing a product, there are many factors that… Read more »

Finishes and Appearance of Molded Silicone Rubber

There are a few factors that have an effect on the finish and appearance of a molded silicone rubber product. These factors include the finish of the mold, flash removal, and whether or not mold release was used. While it may not seem important, the differences in finish can greatly vary the final outcome of… Read more »

Unique Properties of Silicone & How It is Beneficial to You

Much of human history has been written about discovery and invention, and the history of silicone is no different. Overtime, silicone has been adapted and used for a variety of different uses; and it’s unique properties have allowed society to achieve many feats of greatness. In one sense, silicone has been used by mankind for… Read more »

The Benefits of Silicone Rubber

With the increasing amount of keypad materials, many of our customers ask us why we specialize in liquid silicone rubber. We have quite a few reasons why we prefer liquid silicone rubber over the various other materials, but here are some of the best: Versatility: Synthetic rubbers and especially silicone rubber make up approximately two-thirds… Read more »

Types of Finishes for Your Keypad

Have you ever been to a museum to see a famous painting? Maybe you’ve seen the Mona-Lisa, or Starry Night with your own two eyes and wondered – “how they keep these historic paintings so well preserved?”. With such important masterpieces at stake, it is crucial to ensure that paintings such as these are very… Read more »

Utilizing Rapid Prototyping

With increasing time constraints and demand for samples and visual references, rapid prototyping became a necessity for companies to utilize. Here at SiTECH, we offer the capability to rapid prototype liquid silicone rubber into keypads, and components. Our rapid prototyping offers: shorter lead times of 2-3 weeks, reduced product development, cost design validation, market presentation aides,… Read more »