Feeling the Physics of Silicone Rubber Keypads

One of the main reasons that people use silicone rubber keypads is because they can feel the buttons depress and return. They know when a feature has been activated by its tactile response, sometimes called the snap force. Feeling the button go down and come back up is part of what gives your customer peace… Read more »

Advantages of Using ITAR-Registered Manufacturers

With the growth of the global economy, it can be appealing to decide to manufacture your silicone rubber components overseas. There are many important factors to consider, however, when deciding whether or not to have your product produced domestically. These factors include the quality of materials, intellectual property rights, shipping and turnaround times, and manufacturing… Read more »

Rubber Keypad Design Tips for Hi-Tech Vending Machines

Vending machines have changed drastically in the past few years and technology is bringing them far beyond dispensing snacks and sodas on demand. Today’s kiosks are selling and distributing everything from food to parking spaces to sunglasses. By taking the time to design user-friendly rubber keypads and molded silicone rubber components into the product dispensers,… Read more »

Screen Printing On Molded Silicone

There are many steps involved in the process of printing on molded silicone. The first step in the process of printing is to make a screen with the image to be printed. A screen consists of a metal frame that is designed to hold the mesh. A mesh is most commonly made of metal and… Read more »