Liquid Silicone Rubber: A Journey From Sand to Service

Silicone rubber is gaining popularity in a variety of industries because it’s able to handle harsh and demanding conditions exceptionally well. While there are several ways to produce custom, high-quality silicone rubber keypads and components, the most efficient way is by using Liquid Injection Molding. Liquid Injection Molding is a process that uses a binary… Read more »

Pentagon Calls for Innovation and New Military Technology

New technology has crept to the forefront of concerns at the Pentagon. In a recent press conference, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall, introduced a new procurement rules and handbook. “Better Buying Power 3.0” is the third in a series since 2010 that lays out plans for government suppliers. According… Read more »

Why Offshore Rubber Keypads Cost More Than You Think

There are many components to consider when looking for a silicone rubber keypad manufacturer. One decision that can have a major impact is whether you choose an offshore manufacturer or a U.S. manufacturer. Often when deciding between an offshore or a U.S. manufacturer, labor costs are the focus. While labor costs are one aspect to… Read more »

New EMV Credit Card Devices Carry Oct. 2015 Deadline

One reason for new advancements in technology is because they’re in response to other advancements in new technology. One prime example is with rubber keypads. The latest sweep in credit card information theft has companies scrambling to make sure that their customers’ credit card data is secure from online hackers. In response to the high… Read more »

5 Things About Rubber Keypads That Kids Don’t Want You To Know

When it comes to creating new products, it’s always a good idea to put quality and functionality among your top priorities. Devices that have keypads and remote controls in their design are often targeted at families and households. The parents want something that will last. Their children might have other ideas about that. Playful and… Read more »

Overlooked Design Features in Silicone Molding

When designing a custom silicone rubber keypad, there are a lot of options to consider. While most options will stand out as obvious ones, such as “What durometer to use?” or “Is the keypad going to be backlit or not?” there are a few options that might get overlooked during the design stages that could… Read more »