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 »

How Standards Improve Part Design and Interpretation

When designing a silicone rubber keypad for production, the geometry and dimensions of the product being produced is critical. Designs communicate exact engineering tolerances and dimensions. With the use of computer models and engineering drawing, we can explicitly describe nominal geometry and the allowable variation. With experience and knowledge in part design, SiTECH can ensure… Read more »

Using Custom Silicone Molding for Braille Keyboards and Keypads

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 11.4 million people in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired. About 1.4 million of these individuals are unable to read ordinary newsprint without the aid of eyeglasses or lenses. Many children and adults use Braille as a primary or secondary means of communicating… Read more »

Custom Printing on Silicone Rubber

Silicone rubber is an excellent option for a wide variety of components, seals and keypads. Silicone’s properties lend themselves well to a wide variety of shape and size options for custom molded rubber products. In addition, the ability to screen print on silicone helps to customize your product and helps it stand out on the… Read more »