Benefits of Rapid Prototyping for Your Business

Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a new product, but you weren’t able to turn that idea into a reality? This has been a struggle for entrepreneurs, designers and businesses for many years. Throughout history, it has been a difficult process to take a product from idea to production, but through technology, this… Read more »

Tactile Response and How it Works

Silicone molded keypads made at SiTech are used in countless devices from aviation equipment to medical. The design of a tactile keypad is simple but elegant and understanding how it works will greatly help the design and outcome of your silicone keypad. The first step is to understand how the keypad can be tactile and… Read more »

Benefits of the Manufacturing a Custom Keypad

Keypads have a variety of uses, some that can be mission-critical to an industry such as the military or the medical industry. The keypad has to be designed accurately and needs to perform the function it was designed to do.  In addition, when dealing with military grade applications, the product must be ITAR compliant and… Read more »

Different Methods of Molding Silicone Rubber

It is important to consider what method of molding a silicone rubber manufacturer uses when deciding to choose one. There are a few different methods of molding silicone components, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. The main methods used are compression molding and liquid silicone injection molding (LIM). Compression molding consists of a process… Read more »

Advantages of Made In America Products

SiTECH is based in Newport News, Virginia where they manufacture custom silicone keypads and other products.  According to a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 78% of Americans would rather buy an American-made product than an identical product manufactured abroad. The belief that products created in America keeps jobs in America is one of the primary… Read more »

Using Metal Domes in your Silicone Rubber Keypad

If your custom silicone keypad needs a tactile response, then metal domes are typically the best choice. Metal domes are made from stainless steel, and have various different coating options that affect the resistance. These domes, once used with a flex circuit, PCB (printed circuit board), or membrane switch become open tactile switches. Here at… Read more »

How Technology Has Streamlined the Manufacturing Process

Technology is ever-improving and while we know that phones have gotten smaller, cars have gotten smarter, and appliances are pretty self-sufficient, we tend to focus primarily on consumer goods and technology. However, those improvements are only possible because of the manufacturing technology that has also drastically improved. At SiTECH, our process is streamlined to provide… Read more »