Finding Your Way Around Rubber O-Ring Design

When designing a product, you may need a buffer or sealing reinforcement for a round component. The O-ring is ideal for creating a seal between two parts, fitting snugly into a groove. It’s also ideal as a cushion between two moving parts. Silicone rubber products can be designed in a nearly endless combination of diameter,… Read more »

Fundamental Rules of Dimensioning and Tolerancing

While designing a new silicone rubber component or keypad it helps to use the fundamental rules of dimensioning and tolerancing. Using these rules allow you to focus your dimensions and tolerances to the key features of your design. These features may be the ones that perform a function or interact with other components within your… Read more »

FAA Rules for Commercial Drones Take Flight

The Federal Aviation Administration recently announced a new policy regarding commercial drones. It’s good news for inventors and tech businesses hoping their new products will soon take flight. With new technology in play, the FAA has outlined a plan for unmanned aircraft systems, or UASs, that stresses safety and prevents an invasion of air space… Read more »

SiTECH’s Quality Control

Quality Control or QC for short is defined as: a procedure or set of procedures intended to ensure that a manufactured product or performed service adheres to a defined set of quality criteria or meets the requirements of the client or customer. At SiTECH, quality is something that we take very seriously. We feel that… Read more »

What is ITAR, and How it Will Affect Your Company

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations or ITAR for short was enacted in 1976 to implement unilateral arms export controls during the Cold War with USSR. This simply means that the United States government wished to decrease the exportation of technology to nations that were allied with the Soviet Union. ITAR in basics, is a… Read more »

5 Myths About Custom Rubber Keypad Technology

While the quality of custom rubber keypads has improved with technology over the past several years, the higher level of quality of liquid silicone injection molding isn’t always familiar to those who don’t work with it every day. As a result, there are some misconceptions about silicone rubber keypads and components that are still accepted… Read more »