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 »

Silicone Keypad Design Options

Versatility It’s one of the attributes that makes silicone rubber such a great fit for so many industries and applications. But silicone isn’t only versatile in its use, it also gives you many options for design. No matter what your specifications are, SiTech offers more options than ever! We are now offering the option to… Read more »

Liquid Silicone Rubber for the Military

When you think of the military, “resilient” might be one of the first adjectives that come to mind. From our soldiers, to their military equipment, and the work they do, all of it must stand through difficult conditions. Our soldiers are trained and tested with grueling conditions to prepare them for battle. No matter what… Read more »

Preventing Outgassing in Keypad Assemblies

  When dealing with a sealed keypad assembly, there is one important factor that is often overlooked. Does any of the material used within that assembly outgas? Outgassing is the name of gas releasing that was dissolved, evaporated, trapped or frozen from a material. Often this occurs once a material reaches a certain temperature level,… Read more »

Benefits of ITAR-Compliant Military Keypads

To the average consumer, the term “ITAR“ might sound like the next line of Apple inventions following the iPad, iPod, or iPhone. However, for those looking for an ITAR certified supplier for military applications, there shouldn’t be any confusion about the acronym. This is because ITAR compliance for U.S. manufacturers is serious business. When it… Read more »