Silicone Coatings Reduce Keypad Wear

In the production of silicone rubber keypads and components, adding a protective coating at the end of production will ensure the ruggedness and longevity of the product. Coating custom silicone rubber and graphics is the best option for protection from a variety of situations. Advances in coating technology and fluid dynamics has led to extremely… Read more »

5 Elements of User-Centric Keypad Design

When you’re creating a new product, adding a custom silicone rubber keypad helps to create an interface between the product and the user. It should be easy to navigate and simple to use. Sometimes it’s hard for the people who came up with the concept to create a product design that works well with a… Read more »

Advantages of Using ITAR-Registered Manufacturers

With the growth of the global economy, it can be appealing to decide to manufacture your silicone rubber components overseas. There are many important factors to consider, however, when deciding whether or not to have your product produced domestically. These factors include the quality of materials, intellectual property rights, shipping and turnaround times, and manufacturing… Read more »

Rubber Keypad Design Tips for Hi-Tech Vending Machines

Vending machines have changed drastically in the past few years and technology is bringing them far beyond dispensing snacks and sodas on demand. Today’s kiosks are selling and distributing everything from food to parking spaces to sunglasses. By taking the time to design user-friendly rubber keypads and molded silicone rubber components into the product dispensers,… Read more »

Decoding the Chemistry of Silicone Rubber

Silicone rubber is gaining popularity in a wide array of industries. Its properties perform exceptionally well under many harsh and demanding conditions. Liquid silicone injection molding is the most efficient way to produce high quality custom silicone rubber keypads and components; with accurate, repeatable results. Origin and Composition Silicone rubber evolves from the inorganic origins… Read more »

Rapid Prototype Rubber Keypads and Color Combinations

One of the challenges of designing a new product is envisioning what it will look like. When it comes to creating a successful project, an important part of it is color. Looking at a prototype of what finished custom rubber keypads and components will look like can help designers determine whether any changes need to… Read more »