Experimental Aircraft Makes Flying Cars A Reality

Most people don’t think of the flying automobile as a modern vehicle – or even a historical one. Until now, it’s been more of a staple in the movies. That could be changing, however, with the recent flight of the Terrafugia Transition®. This vehicle takes off, achieving full flight before landing on an air strip…. Read more »

Is Silicone Injection Molding Right For Your Product?

In planning production of components or keypads, the material and production method used are important factors to consider. Liquid silicone rubber combined with the method of silicone injection molding proves to be the most effective method of rubber production. Whether it be a short life or long-term product, injection molding is the most cost effective… Read more »

Self-Service Kiosks Heat Up Bagged Ice Sales

As the heat of summer escalates, the number of self-service bagged ice machines and dispensers is growing, especially in the Mid-Atlantic states. One of the reasons for their increased popularity is that they are available around the clock. The use of rubber keypads helps the customer to choose the quantity and activate the dispenser. Using… Read more »

Why The Marine Industry Can’t Resist Silicone Rubber

Silicone rubber is becoming more ritually used in the marine industry. Of the many reasons for its popularity, the most important is its resistance to deterioration, even in harsh conditions. Silicone rubber components have an extended lifespan and long-term wear resistance for constant use. The marine industry has chosen silicone rubber molding for its component,… Read more »

Bonding With Military Rubber Keypads

When it comes to creating new products, silicone rubber keypads are a popular choice for military devices. They can withstand the rugged environments that have become the expected design requirement standards for most military operations. Function and efficiency are always important elements in creating military keypad molding. One element that is important in military keypad… Read more »

Mixing Silicone Rubber Components With Speed

Liquid silicone injection molding is a very efficient and accurate production method for high quality silicone rubber components. Of the many factors to control for in production, speed is one of the most important. The speed at which silicone is injected into a hot mold must be precisely metered to ensure that a defect-free and… Read more »

Where to Use Backlit Rubber Keypad Technology

One of the main reasons some product designers choose molded rubber products is for their usefulness in backlighting. Backlighting enables a button on a rubber keypad to be illuminated from behind. The key and the lettering on it are more visible to the user. This makes operation of the rubber keypads more visible and therefore… Read more »