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 »

Advantages of Using ITAR-Registered Manufacturers

With the growth of the global economy, it can be appealing to decide to manufacture your silicone rubber components overseas. There are many important factors to consider, however, when deciding whether or not to have your product produced domestically. These factors include the quality of materials, intellectual property rights, shipping and turnaround times, and manufacturing… Read more »

How ITAR Registration Affects Rubber Molding Components

Silicone rubber manufacturing has become a global industry, with many options to manufacture components overseas as well as domestically. When deciding on the best production option for silicone components, especially when military articles are involved, a domestic supplier with an International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) registration is the best and only legal option. A… Read more »