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 »

Following Standards on Military Keypad Molding Components

In certain industries, there are universal signs and colors that are used as standards. In the military, signs and keypads use standard universal symbols so that anyone using equipment will be able to quickly and easily find the right button that serves a specific purpose. Personnel can walk into any command center within their branch… Read more »