Finding the Right ITAR Supplier

One challenge a company incurs when designing silicone keypads and components for a military application, is finding an ITAR certified company to supply their silicone parts. ITAR stands for The International Traffic in Arms Regulations. ITAR is mainly for military or defensive articles, but it also includes space related technology. ITAR is designed to regulate… Read more »

The Difference Between Liquid Silicone and Gumstock

Throughout history, scientists and inventors have created new solutions to everyday problems. Often times, the original method is only used until a superior solution comes along. At first we used a mechanical printing press, now your local print shop can process an order of 1,000 copies in a matter of minutes. The vehicles that we… Read more »

6 Industries that Can Benefit from Rapid Prototyping

Entrepreneurs, designers and businesses for many years have dealt with the difficult process of taking a product from idea to production. But for many industries, rapid prototyping is changing the game. Essentially, this technology takes a product design on a computer and turns it a physical product without the need for elaborate and time consuming… Read more »

Improve Your Bottom Line with Rapid Prototyping

Regardless of the industry, every business can agree on one thing: they would all love to improve their bottom line. For traditional businesses, improving the bottom line could mean a better performing stock price, or an ability to increase profits for owners and stakeholders. When a firm decides to test a new product or idea,… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide – Diaphragms

When designing a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to consider how you want to apply force to the shorting pad, and how much force is needed. The simplest and most accurate method is by using metal domes. The use of metal domes within your keypad assembly eliminates the need for the use of a… Read more »