Benefits of LaserEdge & Backlit Keyboards

Did you know the very first device to use a backlit keyboard was a calculator back in 1983? About 20 years later, Apple would make this feature popular on laptop computers by offering it on MacBooks. Today, it remains a popular feature. Anyone who has ever tried to use a keyboard in dim lighting knows… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Keypad Design Rules and Recommendations

Here at SiTECH we have vast experience in the custom silicone keypad industry. With this experience we have established some rules and recommendations for the design of silicone rubber keypads. Below are some of these rules and recommendations: The minimum radius capable of being used is 0.010”. It is not recommended to use anything smaller… Read more »

Benefits of Insert Molding

Here at SiTECH, we have the capability of molding individual and conjoined silicone inserts into a final silicone molded assembly. This allows us to create unique and custom back-lit keypads and components. This method of molding is known as Insert Molding. SiTECH uses insert molding as a process to isolate light sources, and prevent the… Read more »

Why SiTECH Support Sets Us Apart

It’s a fact of life – we all have people that we rely on for certain things. When your vehicle breaks down, you expect the mechanic to be able to fix it. When you’re sick, you trust your doctor to prescribe the right treatments to get you back to health. It goes without saying that… Read more »

What is Bond Coating?

The word bond could have several different meanings, but this article has nothing to do with your favorite British secret agent. It also has nothing to do with that investment your grandmother made for you on your 12th birthday. The bonding I’m referring to is an adhesive that connects a silicone keypad to the keypad… Read more »

Using Metal Domes in your Silicone Rubber Keypad

If your custom silicone keypad needs a tactile response, then metal domes are typically the best choice. Metal domes are made from stainless steel, and have various different coating options that affect the resistance. These domes, once used with a flex circuit, PCB (printed circuit board), or membrane switch become open tactile switches. Here at… Read more »