Is Liquid Silicone Rubber the Right Choice for your Product?

Without great materials, even the best product designs will fall on their face during manufacturing and testing. At SiTECH, we take pride in using the absolute best raw materials for custom keypads and other products. We never take the easy way out, that is why we use only the highest quality Dow and GE liquid… Read more »

Importance of Mold Design

Mold design is one of the most critical steps in the initial stages of planning the production of silicone rubber keypads and components. Silicone molds come in many different shapes and sizes, and they can be made out of different metals with each having its own characteristics and benefits. Here at SiTECH, we partner with… Read more »

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 »