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 »

Creating Translucent Effects With Silicone Rubber Molding

When designing silicone rubber molding components to incorporate into a product, many factors need to be taken into account. The size, shape and functionality all need to be addressed. The color is another important factor to consider. The color chosen is also important in determining whether the silicone component blends in or stands out. For… 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 »

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 »