Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Keypad Design Rules and Recommendations

Here at SiTECH we have vast experience in the custom silicone keypad industry. With this experience we have established some rules and recommendations for the design of silicone rubber keypads. Below are some of these rules and recommendations: The minimum radius capable of being used is 0.010”. It is not recommended to use anything smaller… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide – Diaphragms

When designing a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to consider how you want to apply force to the shorting pad, and how much force is needed. The simplest and most accurate method is by using metal domes. The use of metal domes within your keypad assembly eliminates the need for the use of a… Read more »

Touch Screen vs. Custom Silicone Rubber Keypad

The use of touch screens in manufacturing, and commercial equipment has increased drastically over the last few years. While some applications may benefit from the use of a touch screen, there are many applications where the use of touch screens actually increases the cost of the equipment, or hinders the use. In many applications however,… Read more »

Benefits of Insert Molding

Here at SiTECH, we have the capability of molding individual and conjoined silicone inserts into a final silicone molded assembly. This allows us to create unique and custom back-lit keypads and components. This method of molding is known as Insert Molding. SiTECH uses insert molding as a process to isolate light sources, and prevent the… Read more »