Just How Rapid Is a Rapid Prototype?

Is your company under a strict time line, with your product under the gun? A silicone rubber rapid prototype could be a useful option to consider. Silicone rubber rapid prototypes allow you to have a visual presentation model in less time than purchasing an aluminum or steel tool. At Si-TECH, we create a rapid prototypes… Read more »

5 Things About Rubber Keypads That Kids Don’t Want You To Know

When it comes to creating new products, it’s always a good idea to put quality and functionality among your top priorities. Devices that have keypads and remote controls in their design are often targeted at families and households. The parents want something that will last. Their children might have other ideas about that. Playful and… Read more »

Overlooked Design Features in Silicone Molding

When designing a custom silicone rubber keypad, there are a lot of options to consider. While most options will stand out as obvious ones, such as “What durometer to use?” or “Is the keypad going to be backlit or not?” there are a few options that might get overlooked during the design stages that could… Read more »

What Makes the Perfect Gasket?

One of the most popular uses for silicone rubber molding is as a gasket. Used mostly for creating a seal or a cushion between two hard surfaces, silicone rubber molded gaskets can be made to precisely fit the required dimensions. Using the liquid silicone rubber molding process, quality manufacturers can create multiple quantities to specification… Read more »

User Interface: Touch Screens vs Silicone Rubber

Touch screens seem to be the new trend right now, but when designing a user interface for a product, you need to think of what the primary uses are. While touch screens may look cool, they have several issues that do not make them ideal for certain situations and environments, where custom silicone rubber products… Read more »

Dental Technology and the Role of Silicone Rubber Molding

New strides technology are changing the tools and capabilities of dentistry. Many of the new products and processes involve silicone rubber. It can be sterilized for use in patient care, procedures and appliances. Another option is the manufacture of parts and keypads for dental equipment. Shapes The process of liquid silicone injection molding makes it… Read more »

Where Did Si-Tech Come From?

Si-Tech’s origin starts with key employees who worked for Lucas Industries. Lucas Industries was a manufacturer of components for the automotive industry and aerospace industry. In the 1980s, Lucas bought a panel company that owned silicone rubber equipment to produce silicone rubber components to go along with its panel business. Lucas’s panel division worked on… Read more »