A wise man once said, it’s best to “plan your work and then work your plan.” Although we don’t know if this person was planning a silicone injection molding project, the advice still applies. Before you jump into a liquid silicone project, there are a few questions to be answered. In order to get the ball rolling, we’ve outline a few of the most common questions that we are asked before starting an injection molding project.

Is injection molding my only option?

Silicone is such a versatile element that there is more than one method to mold it. Liquid silicone injection molding is a reliable, advanced process that creates more precise results and more durable products than that of the gum-stock of compression molding. Due to the chemical makeup of liquid silicone, parts won’t break down early, and they remain highly durable at every stage of the product life.

How can I create a user friendly finished product?

The best silicone products are made when designers are fully aware of all of their options. By taking advantage of unique features such as backlighting, key coloring, and more, SiTech can help you create a keypad that is beautiful, durable and user friendly.

How will this affect my bottom line?

Is it better to buy quality or quantity? In the case of keypad manufacturing, using quality silicone parts can extend the product life and help save money in the long run. Manufacturing a custom keypad has never been more affordable. With the benefits of rapid prototyping, you can also ensure that you are getting the perfect product for your application.

If you want clear and direct answers before starting your next injection molding project, call on the experts at SiTech. We have the experience to answer your important questions, no matter how extensive. Custom keypads are just one of the many products manufactured by Silicone Technology Corp. We use a unique injection molding process with Dow and GE Silicones. This combination of technology and quality offers you a competitive domestic supplier of custom keypads and other silicone rubber products.  Still have some questions to be answered? Give us a call today at 757-887-8488.