Using Printed Rubber Keypads for Security Systems

Liquid silicone injection molding is used in a number of daily devices, including commercial and home security panels. There are several features that make it ideal for the sensitive task of these molded rubber products. Using a backlit rubber keypad is an important safety feature. When the keys are backlit, it is easier to see… Read more »

4 Ways of Molding Silicone Rubber

Silicone offers its own set of challenges when molding into a product. There are four ways of molding silicone and each offers unique approaches: •    Extruding Molding •    Transfer Molding •    Compression Molding •    Liquid Silicone Injection Molding All of these processes use heat as a curing technique. The silicone material varies, but all must… Read more »

Silicone Keypads and Products From Offshore or US

There are many issues that need to be evaluated when deciding between offshore and US manufacturing of silicone keypads and products. They include: ·    Communication ·    Design Support ·    Quality ·    Shipping Time ·    Color and Tool Approval ·    Expediting ·    Materials ·    ITAR Certified Molding Companies There are few reasons companies decide to buy… Read more »

Using Liquid Injection Molding for Medical Designs

One of the reasons people design medical products with rubber molding is because of its versatility. While it may not be the intricate part that makes a device work, it is often the medical liquid injection molding that holds the piece together, protects the surface or describes what it does. When you’re designing a new… Read more »

Medical Silicone Rubber Molding: A Window of Opportunity

Sometimes what a device doesn’t have is just as important as what it does have. One of the most popular reasons people use medical silicone rubber molding from Si-TECH is because it can be precisely fitted for windows, cutouts and odd shapes. In other words, the silicone rubber keypads or gaskets let the medical device… Read more »

How Injection Molded Silicone Revolutionized Mobile Products

One of the earliest uses for silicone custom molded rubber products in mainstream America was the cell phone. Used as keys, or creating a protective sleeve over keypads and the cellular phone itself, injection molded silicone offered many features that most consumers had never seen before. Today, custom molded rubber products are used in cell… Read more »

Printed Silicone Keypads for Ergonomic Designs

With the increased use of electronic devices and computerized keyboards, carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming a more common ailment among workers across many different industries and job descriptions. There are many new designs in technology that are conscious of this medical problem. One example is the ergonomic keyboard. It is specially shaped to promote hand… Read more »