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 »

Protective Coatings for Rubber Keypads

As the seasons change and the weather become a bit colder, you’re probably reaching for a light fall jacket, and preparing your winter wardrobe. Each season brings many variations and one of the most noticeable is the way that we dress to prepare for the changes in weather. Spring rainstorms require a waterproof jacket; in… Read more »

Second Processes and Silicone Keypads

The reason second processes are used with silicone keypads and components is to convey the purpose of the individual key or component to the end user. Here at SiTECH, we have multiple options exist for decorating a keypad or component with legends. One of the easiest ways to decorate a silicone rubber keypad or component… Read more »

Part Shrinkage and Complex Molding

Molded liquid silicone rubber keypads and components shrink after the demolding process. The materials we use at SiTech typically shrink approximately 2-3% after the demolding process. There are a few factors that will cause the part shrinkage to be difficult to predict. They Include: The mold temperature. The more heat applied to the silicone, the… Read more »

Advantages of Made In America Products

SiTECH is based in Newport News, Virginia where they manufacture custom silicone keypads and other products.  According to a study conducted by Consumer Reports, 78% of Americans would rather buy an American-made product than an identical product manufactured abroad. The belief that products created in America keeps jobs in America is one of the primary… Read more »

Silicone Rubber the New Heartthrob in Medical Breakthroughs

New technology is always in development. One of the advantages of today’s inventors is that silicone rubber can be molded into nearly any shape to fit nearly any size. This flexible and versatile material can aid in new product design. Through 2014, several new ideas involving rubber silicone have come of age. One potentially historic… Read more »