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 »

How Technology Has Streamlined the Manufacturing Process

Technology is ever-improving and while we know that phones have gotten smaller, cars have gotten smarter, and appliances are pretty self-sufficient, we tend to focus primarily on consumer goods and technology. However, those improvements are only possible because of the manufacturing technology that has also drastically improved. At SiTECH, our process is streamlined to provide… Read more »

Why Undercuts Can Help Your Design

When it comes to molding complex and intricate parts, planning is the key to success. One of the best advantages liquid silicone rubber molding offers that traditional plastic molding does not is undercuts. Undercuts are recessed surfaces that will interfere with the de-molding process. With silicone rubber this is not the case. When planned correctly,… Read more »

Why We Will Always Need Rubber Keypads

It’s a common misconception that silicone rubber technology is outdated. Over the past few years the quality of custom rubber keypads has greatly improved due to new technology. Coatings can be added to the liquid silicone injection molding process to increase resistance to chemicals and abrasion. This not only makes the individual project more long… Read more »

Insert Molding & Over Molding:

Liquid silicone injection molding may seem like it hasn’t changed much over the years, but we at SiTECH continue to push the envelope in terms of what is capable. We manufacture a variety of silicone rubber products including keypads, gaskets, seals, display windows and various other silicone components. One area in which we continue to… Read more »

5 Myths About Custom Rubber Keypad Technology

While the quality of custom rubber keypads has improved with technology over the past several years, the higher level of quality of liquid silicone injection molding isn’t always familiar to those who don’t work with it every day. As a result, there are some misconceptions about silicone rubber keypads and components that are still accepted… Read more »