SiTECH Solutions for Military Rubber Components

One of the many challenges facing a designer of military equipment is finding an ITAR certified company to mold components that precisely comply in method, size, likeness in appearance and color. At SiTECH our engineers can work off of military specification drawings and create ITAR certified rubber military keypad molding components. We match the liquid… Read more »

Key Mechanical Design Considerations when Partnering with Si-Tech

Silicone combines excellent feel, reliability and long life in the most rugged environment. Silicone keypads are used in a wide range of applications including medical, industrial, instrumentation and communications equipment. While designing a new silicone rubber component or keypad it helps to use the fundamental rules of dimensioning and tolerancing, as well as some general… Read more »

Pentagon Calls for Innovation and New Military Technology

New technology has crept to the forefront of concerns at the Pentagon. In a recent press conference, the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, Frank Kendall, introduced a new procurement rules and handbook. “Better Buying Power 3.0” is the third in a series since 2010 that lays out plans for government suppliers. According… Read more »

Insert Molding: Creative Solutions for Backlit Rubber Keypads

Silicone rubber is a very versatile product. When designing a silicone rubber keypad, there are many options to consider. Instead of going for just a simple keypad molded in all one color for your product, you can make your product stand out from the competition by using insert molding for dead fronts, LEDs, backlighting, and… Read more »

A Look Behind the Scenes: About SiTECH

Silicone Technology Corporation (SiTECH) is a competitive U.S. domestic silicone rubber manufacturer located in Newport News, Virginia. SiTECH was formed by key employees in October of 1996. While SiTECH is a fairly new name, the technologies, patents and manufacturing capabilities have been in existence and operational from the early ’80s. The key people who developed… Read more »

Silicone Rubber Manufacturing: Conforming to Regulations

When choosing a silicone rubber manufacturer, one factor to consider is whether the manufacturer meets all the requirements for any regulations that you are required to meet. A few regulations that many companies now have to comply with are Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), the Dodd-Frank Act, and the US government’s International Traffic… Read more »

Designing Color Into Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for manufacture, the color of the component to be produced is important. Silicone rubber lends itself well to coloring during molding and printing. Silicone inks can be made into any color, making it a versatile and reliable product. Silicone inks can be made into pigments to color… Read more »