The Rise of Liquid Silicone Injection Molding in Vehicles

For many years, automobile makers have been seeking out more durable materials to use inside vehicles that will make features faster and easier to use without driving up costs. One solution is the use of custom silicone molding. More durable and attractive than plastic, it can be fabricated by liquid injection molding companies to comply… Read more »

Basic Designs on Custom Keypads

There are two basic keypad designs. In today’s custom silicone molding blog, we will cover shapes and design differences in both types of keypads. The first keypad manufacture design is tactile with a .06-inch travel. The second type has no tactile, but movement with less than .03-inch travel. Saying that, there are a multitude of… Read more »

Using ITAR-Certified Rubber Molding in Rugged Conditions

Rubber molding components are versatile enough to use in a variety of places. One environment where they are very useful is in a rugged environment. Whether liquid silicone injection molding is used for rubber keypads, as gaskets or to protect precious electronic equipment, it can withstand conditions that would make most people shudder. Consider the… Read more »

Why Use Silicone Rubber?

Silicone rubber is the most versatile and resilient material to work with. Silicone was discovered in the 1800s and is used in a variety of products. There are a multitude of reasons to use silicone rubber, but in today’s blog let’s focus on five key benefits: •    Durability •    Decorating •    Temperature Resistance •    Shape… Read more »

Using Printed Rubber Keypads for Security Systems

Liquid silicone injection molding is used in a number of daily devices, including commercial and home security panels. There are several features that make it ideal for the sensitive task of these molded rubber products. Using a backlit rubber keypad is an important safety feature. When the keys are backlit, it is easier to see… Read more »

4 Ways of Molding Silicone Rubber

Silicone offers its own set of challenges when molding into a product. There are four ways of molding silicone and each offers unique approaches: •    Extruding Molding •    Transfer Molding •    Compression Molding •    Liquid Silicone Injection Molding All of these processes use heat as a curing technique. The silicone material varies, but all must… Read more »

Silicone Keypads and Products From Offshore or US

There are many issues that need to be evaluated when deciding between offshore and US manufacturing of silicone keypads and products. They include: ·    Communication ·    Design Support ·    Quality ·    Shipping Time ·    Color and Tool Approval ·    Expediting ·    Materials ·    ITAR Certified Molding Companies There are few reasons companies decide to buy… Read more »