Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide – Diaphragms

When designing a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to consider how you want to apply force to the shorting pad, and how much force is needed. The simplest and most accurate method is by using metal domes. The use of metal domes within your keypad assembly eliminates the need for the use of a… Read more »

Touch Screen vs. Custom Silicone Rubber Keypad

The use of touch screens in manufacturing, and commercial equipment has increased drastically over the last few years. While some applications may benefit from the use of a touch screen, there are many applications where the use of touch screens actually increases the cost of the equipment, or hinders the use. In many applications however,… Read more »

Benefits of Insert Molding

Here at SiTECH, we have the capability of molding individual and conjoined silicone inserts into a final silicone molded assembly. This allows us to create unique and custom back-lit keypads and components. This method of molding is known as Insert Molding. SiTECH uses insert molding as a process to isolate light sources, and prevent the… Read more »

What is Conductive Coating?

Benjamin Franklin was one of our nations founding fathers, but he also played many other roles in shaping history. As a politician, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, as an entrepreneur he ran a successful printing business; however, one of his greatest accomplishments may have been his discovery and study of electrical currents. Beginning… Read more »

The Future of Electronic Access Systems & Our Role In It

“Lock the door behind you!” You’ve probably heard this phrase on countless occasions when leaving your home or office. It’s a phrase meant to ensure security for a specific area or building – a lock ensures that only those with the key are able to get in. Even though the idea of a mechanical lock… Read more »

What is Bond Coating?

The word bond could have several different meanings, but this article has nothing to do with your favorite British secret agent. It also has nothing to do with that investment your grandmother made for you on your 12th birthday. The bonding I’m referring to is an adhesive that connects a silicone keypad to the keypad… Read more »

Pigmentation of Your Custom Silicone Rubber Product

To enhance your product’s appearance, SiTECH offers the ability to mold custom silicone rubber keypads and components in different colors. We also offer the ability to mold products in a custom color. Once a desired color is achieved, we provide our customers with a Custom Color Number and Color Chip for their records. Colors are… Read more »