Liquid Silicone Rubber for Medical Devices

A medical doctor has to endure years of rigorous study and examination before being able to practice medicine. From a biology degree to medical school and then a residency. These medical professionals have worked extremely hard to earn the trust and expertise that allow them to work in the medical field. None of them would… Read more »

Is Your Silicone Keypad Cracking Under Pressure?

One of the biggest issues we have found with offshore silicone rubber keypads, is their tendency to crack in the field. There are multiple factors that can cause a silicone rubber keypad to crack, but the main factors are: Coatings, Diaphragm Inconsistencies, and Materials. Due to the flexible nature of silicone rubber, adding a hard… Read more »

Why Touchscreens Aren’t Always Better

As technology has moved forward, it seems like nearly every piece of hardware has a touch screen interface. Touchscreens have become a hit with consumers on products such as the iPad and other tablets and smartphones. Computers have been controlled by a mouse and keyboard for nearly two decades, but even this type of equipment… Read more »

Investing Into the Future of Your Product With Rapid Prototyping

More and more companies are learning from past mistakes when it comes to developing a product. Companies are prototyping out designs on a much larger scale than ever before. In the case of liquid injected silicone rubber keypads and components, this is due to technological improvements that have significantly sped up the amount of time… Read more »

Tips for Creating a User-Friendly Keyboard

SiTECH can create a beautiful, durable keypad in record time. But without proper design it won’t serve the intended purpose. Manufacturing a keypad is one thing, but designing a user-friendly keypad is something else. Here are SiTECH’s tips for creating your best keypad. Backlighting A great keypad isn’t only user-friendly in the day time, it’s… Read more »

Using Metal Domes

Metal domes have grown ever more popular over the past few years. They have become the go-to choice for custom silicone keypad assemblies that require a tactile response. Metal domes are typically made from stainless steel, have a switching capacity of 1 watt, switching voltage of .1 to 50 VDC, 0.005 – 100 ma DC… Read more »