What is Custom Silicone Molding?

There is nothing quite like a custom fit. Whether it’s an article of clothing, embroidering, color, or other unique options, a custom product just fits better. At SiTECH, we offer customization with one of the most versatile materials in manufacturing, silicone.  Over the last half century, silicone has replaced countless other materials because of its… Read more »

Importance of Mold Design

Mold design is one of the most critical steps in the initial stages of planning the production of silicone rubber keypads and components. Silicone molds come in many different shapes and sizes, and they can be made out of different metals with each having its own characteristics and benefits. Here at SiTECH, we partner with… Read more »

Simple on the Outside and Complex on the Inside

One of the most difficult questions our customers deal with, is how to create the best custom keypad. Based on our experience, customers want to offer many features in their devices, but do not want to create a complex keypad or control system that will be difficult to use. We have found that focusing on… Read more »

Liquid Silicone Rubber for Medical Devices

A medical doctor has to endure years of rigorous study and examination before being able to practice medicine. From a biology degree to medical school and then a residency. These medical professionals have worked extremely hard to earn the trust and expertise that allow them to work in the medical field. None of them would… Read more »

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 »

Using Metal Domes

Metal domes have grown ever more popular over the past few years. They have become the go-to choice for custom silicone keypad assemblies that require a tactile response. Metal domes are typically made from stainless steel, have a switching capacity of 1 watt, switching voltage of .1 to 50 VDC, 0.005 – 100 ma DC… Read more »