What You Need to Know to Get Started with Silicone Rubber

  Silicone is one of the most versatile elements around. It is used in a wide variety of industries from Automotive and Aerospace, to Military and more. Depending on your industry, there is a good chance that silicone rubber may make perfect sense for your product. Each year more and more products are being made… Read more »

Liquid Silicone Rubber for the Military

When you think of the military, “resilient” might be one of the first adjectives that come to mind. From our soldiers, to their military equipment, and the work they do, all of it must stand through difficult conditions. Our soldiers are trained and tested with grueling conditions to prepare them for battle. No matter what… Read more »

Defining the Force Curve

When designing a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to consider how you want to apply force to the shorting pad, and how much force is needed. The simplest and most accurate method is by using metal domes. The use of metal domes within your keypad assembly eliminates the need for the use of a… Read more »

Innovations & Silicone Injection Molding

Technology is one of the most exciting industries to follow because it’s always in constant state of evolution. If you remember, mobile phones were quite large in the 90’s, then technology advanced and they got smaller, today they are getting bigger as larger screens become more popular. Even with the constant change that occurs in… Read more »

Preventing Outgassing in Keypad Assemblies

  When dealing with a sealed keypad assembly, there is one important factor that is often overlooked. Does any of the material used within that assembly outgas? Outgassing is the name of gas releasing that was dissolved, evaporated, trapped or frozen from a material. Often this occurs once a material reaches a certain temperature level,… Read more »

Benefits of ITAR-Compliant Military Keypads

To the average consumer, the term “ITAR“ might sound like the next line of Apple inventions following the iPad, iPod, or iPhone. However, for those looking for an ITAR certified supplier for military applications, there shouldn’t be any confusion about the acronym. This is because ITAR compliance for U.S. manufacturers is serious business. When it… Read more »

Methods of Injecting Silicone Rubber

There are various methods of injecting silicone rubber into a mold, some good and some bad. Two very important things to consider when designing an injection mold are the runner system & gating. Depending on the number of cavities you decide to run within your silicone mold, a balance of flow may be needed. Knowing… Read more »