Methods of Injecting Silicone Rubber

There are various methods of injecting silicone rubber into a mold, some good and some bad. Two very important things to consider when designing an injection mold are the runner system & gating. Depending on the number of cavities you decide to run within your silicone mold, a balance of flow may be needed. Knowing… Read more »

Taking Pride in Quality Control

When product manufacturers are in the processes of choosing a custom silicone rubber manufacturer for their keypad or product, most of the time they look for one thing above all else. Quality control. Here at SiTECH, we take great pride in our quality control. Our vision statement is “to ensure that customers receive the finest… Read more »

SiTECH’s Added Value Service: Custom Silicone Keypad Assembly

Here at SiTECH our facility offers an added value service by supporting the ever growing request from our customers for keypad assembly. Be it simply applying adhesive prior to shipment, to the full keypad, bezel, & PCB assembly, we can assembly it all. We install printed circuit boards, metal or polyester domes, or membrane circuits… Read more »

Finding the Right ITAR Supplier

One challenge a company incurs when designing silicone keypads and components for a military application, is finding an ITAR certified company to supply their silicone parts. ITAR stands for The International Traffic in Arms Regulations. ITAR is mainly for military or defensive articles, but it also includes space related technology. ITAR is designed to regulate… Read more »

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 »