Benefits of ITAR-Compliant Military Keypads

To the average consumer, the term “ITAR“ might sound like the next line of Apple inventions following the iPad, iPod, or iPhone. However, for those looking for an ITAR certified supplier for military applications, there shouldn’t be any confusion about the acronym. This is because ITAR compliance for U.S. manufacturers is serious business. When it… Read more »

Benefits of Backlighting

When Apple computers released the first Macbook with a backlit keyboard, consumers went wild. Such a simple design perk had a remarkable effect on the sale of Macbooks and how they were used. Needless to say, the backlighting was a crucial feature for anyone who wanted to use a computer in the dark and today… Read more »

Recommended Storage Conditions

Often customers ask the question, “What is the shelf-life of your molded silicone keypads & components”, and the answer isn’t always as straight forward as you’d think. There are some important factors that the manufacturer of the device that uses the silicone rubber needs to consider, as well as some guidelines in place for proper… Read more »

Methods of Molding

When determining your silicone rubber provider, it is important to consider what method of molding you would like your silicone product to have. There are a few different method of molding silicone rubber components, each having their own advantages, and disadvantages. These methods are: Extruding Molding Transfer Molding Compression Molding Liquid Injection Molding Extrusion molding… Read more »

Taking Pride in Quality Control

When product manufacturers are in the processes of choosing a custom silicone rubber manufacturer for their keypad or product, most of the time they look for one thing above all else. Quality control. Here at SiTECH, we take great pride in our quality control. Our vision statement is “to ensure that customers receive the finest… Read more »

Utilizing Undercuts in Your Design

Liquid silicone rubber molding offers great advantages over traditional plastic molding. And one of the greatest advantages is the use of undercuts. Utilizing undercuts correctly in your silicone rubber product design can significantly improve the overall quality of your final product. When used properly, undercuts can add design features to your rubber product that would… Read more »

Silicone Rubber in the Manufacturing Process

Manufacturing by definition is, “to make something on a large scale using machinery.”  Since the industrial revolution in the 18th century, manufacturing has become a very large part of the economy. Throughout this time period, many new methods of productions were created in order meet the economic demands of an expanding nation.  Additionally, new inventions… Read more »