How Heat Controls Liquid Silicone Molding Components

Silicone injection molding is an excellent process for producing a variety of high quality silicone rubber components. There are many factors to consider and account for in the process of making silicone rubber products. One of the most important factors is heat and the changes that occur under different temperatures, and the effects on the… Read more »

Driverless Cars: Planning Ahead for Rubber Keypad Control Design

Driverless cars appear to be the wave of the future. Nevada, Florida and California have already legalized licensure of automated vehicles. Once reserved for futuristic movies, there are now several car manufacturers with driverless vehicles in the works, including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Audi and Volkswagen. Automotive design departments are starting to come up with… Read more »

Working With Complex Mold Designs

Silicone rubber is the ideal option when designing components with irregular shapes, sizes and thicknesses, and offers many advantages over other elastomers. When designing and planning production, the most important factor to consider is mold design and characteristics. There are many options to consider, including location of gate, parting lines and tracks, as well as… Read more »

Giving Your Custom Rubber Keypads a Sense of Order

While most people like some sense of order to their custom rubber keypads, you may wonder if there should be a rhyme or reason to how the keypad is laid out. If you’re designing a new product or revamping an old one, consider the order and placement of the keys. Purpose One of the most… Read more »

Quality Control Programs: A Closer Look

When manufacturing custom silicone rubber, quality is the most important aspect to consider and control throughout production. Silicone rubber can achieve extremely tight tolerances and irregular shapes, leading to complicated setups and processes. With the proper technology, equipment and highly trained staff, quality products can be produced accurately and efficiently. Technology Silicone rubber injection molding… Read more »

Using Rapid Prototyping for Market Research

When designing a new product and taking it to market, you might wonder if you’ve got a winner. It can be difficult to predict how consumers will respond to it. One step in product creation that is sometimes left out is market research focus groups. What some companies may see as a waste of time… Read more »

Speed Up Production Time With Value Added Services From SiTECH

When designing and choosing a producer for custom silicone rubber keypads and components, there are many important aspects to consider; whether all parts and components are manufactured and assembled in-house,  are components produced using the highest quality raw materials available, and are value added services offered to speed production time and reduce cost.  Value added… Read more »