Methods of Molding

When determining your silicone rubber provider, it is important to consider what method of molding you would like your silicone product to have. There are a few different method of molding silicone rubber components, each having their own advantages, and disadvantages. These methods are: Extruding Molding Transfer Molding Compression Molding Liquid Injection Molding Extrusion molding… Read more »

Silicone Rubber in the Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing by definition is, “to make something on a large scale using machinery.”  Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century, manufacturing has become a very large part of the economy. Throughout this time period, many new methods of productions were created in order meet the economic demands of an expanding nation.  Additionally, new inventions… Read more »

SiTECH’s Added Value Service: Custom Silicone Keypad Assembly

Here at SiTECH our facility offers an added value service by supporting the ever growing request from our customers for keypad assembly. Be it simply applying adhesive prior to shipment, to the full keypad, bezel, & PCB assembly, we can assembly it all. We install printed circuit boards, metal or polyester domes, or membrane circuits… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Key Types & Terminology

Silicone molded keypads made at SiTECH are used in countless devices from aviation equipment to medical devices. These devices all have different requirements which require specific key types to be used. Below is a diagram showing the different key types typically used on our customers silicone rubber keypads. Most of these key types do not provide… Read more »

The Different Types of Coating

Music legend Elvis Presley released the popular song “Blue Suede Shoes” in 1956. The single featured the famous lyrics “But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes” and it was groundbreaking for it’s innovative combination of rock and country blues. Today, if you owned a pair of blue suede shoes, you would probably be… 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 »

Key Considerations When Creating Your Custom Keypad

There really is nothing better than having something that is made custom for you. An off the rack suit may due the job, but there is nothing quite like a tailor fit. Keypads, like suits, should be customized to fit perfectly. Regardless of what industry you are in, there is going to be a specific… Read more »