Why New Shoring and Reshoring Are on the Rise

How can you offset the cost of manufacturing your product in the United States? Many businesses don’t feel they can be profitable or competitive enough due to the higher costs of manufacturing goods domestically. However, there are many hidden costs and other matters to consider when purchasing products offshore. SiTECH can assist you with your… Read more »

Making Your Logo Stand Out With Silicone Keypad Colors

Does your logo make your product stand out? Are your customers and consumers easily able to determine who you are? Is your logo appealing, creating a curiosity for others to check your product out? If not, it should. A company’s logo is its’ unique identifier, making your product easily noticed at a quick glance. Standing… Read more »

RoHS Compliance and Silicone Rubber Products

When designing and implementing a silicone rubber product for production, many companies are requiring their products to be compliant with the RoHS directives implemented by the European Union. RoHS was originally implemented in 2003 and the latest directive 2011/65/EU was effective January 2, 2013. RoHS is short for Directive on the restriction of the use… Read more »

Self-Service Kiosks Heat Up Bagged Ice Sales

As the heat of summer escalates, the number of self-service bagged ice machines and dispensers is growing, especially in the Mid-Atlantic states. One of the reasons for their increased popularity is that they are available around the clock. The use of rubber keypads helps the customer to choose the quantity and activate the dispenser. Using… 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 »

Using Custom Silicone Molding for Braille Keyboards and Keypads

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are approximately 11.4 million people in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired. About 1.4 million of these individuals are unable to read ordinary newsprint without the aid of eyeglasses or lenses. Many children and adults use Braille as a primary or secondary means of communicating… Read more »

Designing Custom Rubber Keypads for Gloved Hands

When designing rubber keypads for new technology, it is important to consider keypad shapes and sizes, among other things. One segment of the industrial population that is sometimes forgotten is the user who wears gloves daily. These operators of machinery, vehicles and devices face challenges in properly and accurately using standard rubber keypads. When designing… Read more »