Silicone Rubber in the Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing by definition is, “to make something on a large scale using machinery.”  Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century, manufacturing has become a very large part of the economy. Throughout this time period, many new methods of productions were created in order meet the economic demands of an expanding nation.  Additionally, new inventions… Read more »

SiTECH’s Added Value Service: Custom Silicone Keypad Assembly

Here at SiTECH our facility offers an added value service by supporting the ever growing request from our customers for keypad assembly. Be it simply applying adhesive prior to shipment, to the full keypad, bezel, & PCB assembly, we can assembly it all. We install printed circuit boards, metal or polyester domes, or membrane circuits… Read more »

Protective Coatings for Rubber Keypads

As the seasons change and the weather become a bit colder, you’re probably reaching for a light fall jacket, and preparing your winter wardrobe. Each season brings many variations and one of the most noticeable is the way that we dress to prepare for the changes in weather. Spring rainstorms require a waterproof jacket; in… Read more »

Finding the Right ITAR Supplier

One challenge a company incurs when designing silicone keypads and components for a military application, is finding an ITAR certified company to supply their silicone parts. ITAR stands for The International Traffic in Arms Regulations. ITAR is mainly for military or defensive articles, but it also includes space related technology. ITAR is designed to regulate… Read more »

Custom Rubber Keypads in the Auto Industry

Throughout the last century the automobile has seen a number of different changes in performance, safety, and efficiency. As technology has progressed and consumers have demanded more, the auto industry has responded with the best vehicles we have ever seen. As we look to the future, technology in automobiles is only becoming more advanced. It’s… Read more »

The Time it Takes to Go Offshore

There are numerous issues that arise when dealing with an offshore supplier for your Silicone rubber needs. The main benefit is time. Time is impacted by a few factors when dealing with offshore manufacturers which include communication, lead times, and shipping times. Communication is one of the largest hurdles when dealing with an offshore supplier…. Read more »