Using Liquid Injection Molding for Medical Designs

One of the reasons people design medical products with rubber molding is because of its versatility. While it may not be the intricate part that makes a device work, it is often the medical liquid injection molding that holds the piece together, protects the surface or describes what it does. When you’re designing a new… Read more »

Medical Silicone Rubber Molding: A Window of Opportunity

Sometimes what a device doesn’t have is just as important as what it does have. One of the most popular reasons people use medical silicone rubber molding from Si-TECH is because it can be precisely fitted for windows, cutouts and odd shapes. In other words, the silicone rubber keypads or gaskets let the medical device… Read more »

How Injection Molded Silicone Revolutionized Mobile Products

One of the earliest uses for silicone custom molded rubber products in mainstream America was the cell phone. Used as keys, or creating a protective sleeve over keypads and the cellular phone itself, injection molded silicone offered many features that most consumers had never seen before. Today, custom molded rubber products are used in cell… Read more »

Printed Silicone Keypads for Ergonomic Designs

With the increased use of electronic devices and computerized keyboards, carpal tunnel syndrome is becoming a more common ailment among workers across many different industries and job descriptions. There are many new designs in technology that are conscious of this medical problem. One example is the ergonomic keyboard. It is specially shaped to promote hand… Read more »

Designing for Efficiency With Medical Laboratory Instruments

Using molded rubber keypads has become quite common in the medical laboratory. Rather than the old days of using samples in hand to perform tests, automated equipment has become the norm. New technologies, machines and designs can help scientists discover breakthroughs in the healthcare field. Many medical laboratories are now sterile environments that require the… Read more »

Using a One-Piece Design for Liquid Silicone Injection Molding

Depending on the type of device you’re using, you may need seamless construction from your liquid silicone injection molding. When the keypad is small, you may not give it a second thought, since one-piece construction is often assumed. For larger pieces of equipment with intricate curves and shapes, it might be more complicated for some… Read more »

Create a Bond With Your Silicone Rubber Keypads

Some substances have a natural tendency to resist adhesion to each other, like a piece of cellophane tape on brick. Silicone rubber and acrylic adhesive have a similar reaction. Acrylic adhesive is the industry  choice when attaching things to polyester membrane switches. However, when the silicone rubber keypad’s surface is left untreated, it will not… Read more »