What To Look For In Quality Silicone Molded Products

What are customers looking for in a custom silicone molded keypad or product?  Low cost, fast delivery or a product that meet’s there expectations. SiTECH believes all of those factors are important and to meet those expectations you must have control over your manufacturing process and prove it not once, but every time. At SiTECH,… Read more »

Silicone Rubber Keypads Versus Touchscreens

When building a design for a product with keypad entry, one of the critical decisions is whether to use a flat panel with a touchscreen or a silicone rubber keypad. When the input of information or commands is important, the keypad should be accurate and easy to use. While the touchscreen does have a smooth,… Read more »

Advantages of Injection Molded Silicone Inserts

Injection molding of silicone offers many advantages. In today’s SiTECH blog, we will talk about cover inserts. Insert molding is taking a pre-molded silicone part or component of a different material and inserting it in a mold, then injecting silicone around it and ending up with one part. In the production of silicone rubber keypads,… Read more »

Rubber Molding Key Player in Aeronautics and Space Flight

With the recent flight for the first private docking to the international Space Station, it brings to mind the versatility of liquid silicone injection molding, both on Earth and in space. The unmanned launch by private company SpaceX is the first automated mission with the robotic spaceship Dragon and Falcon 9. According to Elon Musk,… Read more »

Screen Printing On Molded Silicone

There are many steps involved in the process of printing on molded silicone. The first step in the process of printing is to make a screen with the image to be printed. A screen consists of a metal frame that is designed to hold the mesh. A mesh is most commonly made of metal and… Read more »

How Rubber Keypads Affect Industrial Control Panels for Manufacturing

One popular use for liquid silicone injection molding components is on industrial control panels. When manufacturers are putting together items like power equipment, they need to be sure that their industrial control panels will stand up to possible impacts, regular vibrations, extreme temperatures and long runs on the manufacturing line. Manufacturing equipment, automated devices and… Read more »

Using Silicone Inks for Custom Silicone Molding

Silicone ink is a versatile and reliable product effectively used for custom silicone molding. It is stable at room temperature and lasts an extended period of time over traditional inks. The main way it achieves this is by not having a catalyst added until the ink is needed for production. Ink storage and the mixing… Read more »