Is Your Silicone Keypad Cracking Under Pressure?

One of the biggest issues we have found with offshore silicone rubber keypads, is their tendency to crack in the field. There are multiple factors that can cause a silicone rubber keypad to crack, but the main factors are: Coatings, Diaphragm Inconsistencies, and Materials. Due to the flexible nature of silicone rubber, adding a hard… 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 »

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 »

Methods of Injecting Silicone Rubber

There are various methods of injecting silicone rubber into a mold, some good and some bad. Two very important things to consider when designing an injection mold are the runner system & gating. Depending on the number of cavities you decide to run within your silicone mold, a balance of flow may be needed. Knowing… Read more »

Benefits of Backlighting

When Apple computers released the first Macbook with a backlit keyboard, consumers went wild. Such a simple design perk had a remarkable effect on the sale of Macbooks and how they were used. Needless to say, the backlighting was a crucial feature for anyone who wanted to use a computer in the dark and today… Read more »