SiTECH Solutions for Military Rubber Components

One of the many challenges facing a designer of military equipment is finding an ITAR certified company to mold components that precisely comply in method, size, likeness in appearance and color. At SiTECH our engineers can work off of military specification drawings and create ITAR certified rubber military keypad molding components. We match the liquid… Read more »

Military Keypad Manufacturing for Submarines: Silence Speaks Volumes

Submarine technology has changed drastically over the years. With it has changed the layout and the specifications that parts must meet inside and outside of the vessel. Size, structure and capabilities have also changed. The vessels’ designs fluctuate as new technology is implemented into the latest military submarine model classes. As a result, the need… Read more »

Where to Use Backlit Rubber Keypad Technology

One of the main reasons some product designers choose molded rubber products is for their usefulness in backlighting. Backlighting enables a button on a rubber keypad to be illuminated from behind. The key and the lettering on it are more visible to the user. This makes operation of the rubber keypads more visible and therefore… Read more »

Using Silicone Rubber Applications in Military Designs

When it comes to military product designs, using silicone rubber keypads for computerized devices is an important factor to consider. While there are many different types of materials that can be used, silicone rubber applications have a number of advantages over plastic applications. Not only are they more durable, but they more closely meet the… Read more »

Silicone Rubber Keypads Versus Touchscreens

When building a design for a product with keypad entry, one of the critical decisions is whether to use a flat panel with a touchscreen or a silicone rubber keypad. When the input of information or commands is important, the keypad should be accurate and easy to use. While the touchscreen does have a smooth,… Read more »

Using a One-Piece Design for Liquid Silicone Injection Molding

Depending on the type of device you’re using, you may need seamless construction from your liquid silicone injection molding. When the keypad is small, you may not give it a second thought, since one-piece construction is often assumed. For larger pieces of equipment with intricate curves and shapes, it might be more complicated for some… Read more »

Create a Bond With Your Silicone Rubber Keypads

Some substances have a natural tendency to resist adhesion to each other, like a piece of cellophane tape on brick. Silicone rubber and acrylic adhesive have a similar reaction. Acrylic adhesive is the industry  choice when attaching things to polyester membrane switches. However, when the silicone rubber keypad’s surface is left untreated, it will not… Read more »