Silicone Molding Enhances New Military Technology

U.S. military administrators have had to adjust to many changes over the past several years. Some effects include adapting devices to different climates and environments, reducing the amount of space and number of personnel using equipment, and enduring cutbacks in spending without decreasing effectiveness. A reduction in personnel, for example, doesn’t mean a reduction in… Read more »

Why Silicone Rubber Inserts Won’t Work With Gum-Stock

Liquid Silicone vs. Gum Stock Liquid silicone is a two-part system that gets mixed as it is used. Gum-stock silicone, on the other hand, is a one-part system that has a shelf life. Both liquid and gum-stock silicones are heat cured. Liquid silicone has the consistency of Vaseline, while gum-stock has a consistency of putty…. Read more »

Design Tips for Medical Keypad Molding

As medical technology grows, the uses for it are expanding into every aspect of healthcare. New medical devices that connect healthcare professionals with their patients, machines and digital databases are becoming the norm rather than the exception. Creating a keypad design to interface with new technology needs to harness the product’s capabilities while serving the… Read more »

A Look Behind the Scenes: About SiTECH

Silicone Technology Corporation (SiTECH) is a competitive U.S. domestic silicone rubber manufacturer located in Newport News, Virginia. SiTECH was formed by key employees in October of 1996. While SiTECH is a fairly new name, the technologies, patents and manufacturing capabilities have been in existence and operational from the early ’80s. The key people who developed… Read more »

Design Tips to Keep Custom Rubber Keypads from Sticking

When designing a custom rubber keypad for your device, it’s important to make sure that the keys don’t stick. Sticky rubber keypads not only detract from the efficiency of a device, but they can cause aggravation and frustration on the part of the user. Problematic Keys Sticky keys can cause a multitude of problems, from… Read more »

Cupid’s Heart Is Safer With Silicone Rubber Keypads

Don’t let Valentine’s Day die; even Cupid may suffer cardiac arrest and need the availability of medical equipment that utilizes silicone rubber keypads and gaskets. Medical devices often contain silicone rubber components such as medical keypad molding. Of the various devices that exist in the medical industry today, the invention of defibrillators and monitors has… Read more »

Design Considerations for Military Communications Keypads

Emergency rescue operations can be volatile for military personnel. Whether it’s a Coast Guard cutter assisting a ship that’s taking on water or soldiers securing an unsafe area, the reliability of their equipment is crucial. The use of communications devices to coordinate efforts plays a vital role in the success of many different types of… Read more »