Insert Molding – Compression vs LIM

One of the questions we get from some of our current and potential customers is if we have the capability to insert mold pre-made compression molded inserts into our custom silicone keypads and components. We strongly advise against cross contaminating different types of silicone rubber, especially if the rubber has been compression molded. Here at… Read more »

How Custom Silicone Keypads are Used in Kid-Friendly Products

You might be surprised to know how often silicone is used in kid-friendly products. From toys to educational tools, childcare products and more, silicone has been proven to be an effective component due to its safety, ease of use, and durability. Safety For a parent, there is nothing more important than a child’s safety. Although… Read more »

How Drawings Control the End Product

Here at SiTECH we manufacture silicone rubber keypads and custom silicone components using 2D drawings and 3D files provided by the customer and product designer. The 2D drawing tells them what shape, size, color, materials, and any other job specific instructions are necessary to make the part. Following the design specifications within the given tolerances… Read more »

Cost Savings of Manufacturing in the U.S.

If you ask the average American, they would probably tell you that manufacturing in the U.S. is something that should be studied in a history book. However, this is not the case. While it is true that U.S. has declined over the last several decades. Recently, Bloomberg reported that U.S. manufacturing is not as terminal… Read more »

Simple on the Outside and Complex on the Inside

One of the most difficult questions our customers deal with, is how to create the best custom keypad. Based on our experience, customers want to offer many features in their devices, but do not want to create a complex keypad or control system that will be difficult to use. We have found that focusing on… Read more »

Liquid Silicone Rubber for Medical Devices

A medical doctor has to endure years of rigorous study and examination before being able to practice medicine. From a biology degree to medical school and then a residency. These medical professionals have worked extremely hard to earn the trust and expertise that allow them to work in the medical field. None of them would… Read more »