Why The Marine Industry Can’t Resist Silicone Rubber

Silicone rubber is becoming more ritually used in the marine industry. Of the many reasons for its popularity, the most important is its resistance to deterioration, even in harsh conditions. Silicone rubber components have an extended lifespan and long-term wear resistance for constant use. The marine industry has chosen silicone rubber molding for its component,… Read more »

Bonding With Military Rubber Keypads

When it comes to creating new products, silicone rubber keypads are a popular choice for military devices. They can withstand the rugged environments that have become the expected design requirement standards for most military operations. Function and efficiency are always important elements in creating military keypad molding. One element that is important in military keypad… Read more »

Where to Use Backlit Rubber Keypad Technology

One of the main reasons some product designers choose molded rubber products is for their usefulness in backlighting. Backlighting enables a button on a rubber keypad to be illuminated from behind. The key and the lettering on it are more visible to the user. This makes operation of the rubber keypads more visible and therefore… Read more »

How Heat Controls Liquid Silicone Molding Components

Silicone injection molding is an excellent process for producing a variety of high quality silicone rubber components. There are many factors to consider and account for in the process of making silicone rubber products. One of the most important factors is heat and the changes that occur under different temperatures, and the effects on the… Read more »

Driverless Cars: Planning Ahead for Rubber Keypad Control Design

Driverless cars appear to be the wave of the future. Nevada, Florida and California have already legalized licensure of automated vehicles. Once reserved for futuristic movies, there are now several car manufacturers with driverless vehicles in the works, including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Audi and Volkswagen. Automotive design departments are starting to come up with… Read more »

Working With Complex Mold Designs

Silicone rubber is the ideal option when designing components with irregular shapes, sizes and thicknesses, and offers many advantages over other elastomers. When designing and planning production, the most important factor to consider is mold design and characteristics. There are many options to consider, including location of gate, parting lines and tracks, as well as… Read more »