Why Touchscreens Aren’t Always Better

As technology has moved forward, it seems like nearly every piece of hardware has a touch screen interface. Touchscreens have become a hit with consumers on products such as the iPad and other tablets and smartphones. Computers have been controlled by a mouse and keyboard for nearly two decades, but even this type of equipment… Read more »

Tips for Creating a User-Friendly Keyboard

SiTECH can create a beautiful, durable keypad in record time. But without proper design it won’t serve the intended purpose. Manufacturing a keypad is one thing, but designing a user-friendly keypad is something else. Here are SiTECH’s tips for creating your best keypad. Backlighting A great keypad isn’t only user-friendly in the day time, it’s… Read more »

Proper Mold Design – Why it Matters

Liquid silicone rubber molding is one of the best options for molding custom keypads, and components that have irregular shapes and sizes. During the initial setup of production of a silicone rubber keypad or component, there is one step that is the most important factor. That step is mold design. The mold design of a… Read more »

Do’s & Don’ts of Keypad Design

When it comes to designing your keypad, there are some design features that you should consider during the design process. When working with SiTECH, we have a clear design process to follow to ensure that the final product is exactly what you had in mind. Do’s When it comes to determining a color scheme for… Read more »

A Look Behind the Scenes: About SiTECH

Silicone Technology Corporation (SiTECH) is a competitive U.S. domestic silicone rubber manufacturer located in Newport News, Virginia. SiTECH was formed by key employees in October of 1996. While SiTECH is a fairly new name, the technologies, patents and manufacturing capabilities have been in existence and operational from the early ’80s. The key people who developed… Read more »

Using Custom Silicone Molding for Vehicles

Rubber keypads and custom silicone molding components are used in a wide variety of industries. Their versatility allows them to feature prominently in the automotive field. From interior to exterior to under the hood, custom silicone molding is ideal for use in custom keypads, engine parts, and as gaskets and trim. Custom silicone molding is… Read more »

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 »