Why Undercuts Can Help Your Design

When it comes to molding complex and intricate parts, planning is the key to success. One of the best advantages liquid silicone rubber molding offers that traditional plastic molding does not is undercuts. Undercuts are recessed surfaces that will interfere with the de-molding process. With silicone rubber this is not the case. When planned correctly,… Read more »

SiTech Coatings

Here at SiTech, we offer a variety of coatings for our custom molded silicone keypads and components. We have five standard coatings, as well as custom silicone based color coatings. These coatings include: Si Coat I ™, Si Coat II ™, Si Coat V ™, Si Coat 30 ™ and Si Prime. Our coatings provide… Read more »

Working With Colors Within One Delta-E

Here at SiTECH, we can match specified colors for your custom silicone keypads within 1 Delta-E. This means we can match the color of the silicone or any graphic artwork being applied to it. The term Delta-E (dE) is a single number that shows the distance between two colors. The reason we at SiTECH hold… Read more »

How Customized Keypads can Differentiate Your Product

When choosing SiTECH as your silicone rubber keypad manufacturer, you already know you are receiving a high quality customized product. You receive the advantage of rapid prototyping, exclusive coatings, and keypad assembly. Our use of a unique injection molding process combining Dow and GE Silicones offers you a competitive domestic supplier of custom keypads. The… Read more »

Options for Labeling Custom Rubber Keypads

One of the most important components of a keypad is knowing what the buttons do. Accurate and readable labeling is critical to telling the user what the keys’ functions are. Some choices in labeling custom silicone keypads include marking the button or labeling the plate surrounding the buttons. Let’s take a look at some of… Read more »

Aging Gracefully: How Silicone Affects Your Product’s Life Span

The use of silicone raw materials to produce keypads, gaskets and other components can help to extend the life span of many medical, industrial, commercial and military products and assist manufacturers in meeting sustainability goals. Commitment to Sustainability SiTECH’s suppliers of liquid silicone rubber (LSR) are committed in their contributions to the sustainability of materials;… Read more »

Increasing Order Picking Efficiency With Rubber Keypads

As more and more companies turn to online shopping as a means of selling their products, they are discovering the need for faster and more accurate order fulfillment. In an effort to improve order picking times, silicone rubber keypads are emerging as a way to make order fulfillment more efficient. Automated systems with a monitor… Read more »