The Answer to Your Chemical Resistant Needs

When developing an electronic device that utilizes a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to know how the product will be used. Will the product be used in the medical industry, and require a specific cleaning method with strong chemicals? Is the product going to come in contact with petroleum based chemicals during regular use?… Read more »

The Difference Between Liquid Silicone and Gumstock

Throughout history, scientists and inventors have created new solutions to everyday problems. Often times, the original method is only used until a superior solution comes along. At first we used a mechanical printing press, now your local print shop can process an order of 1,000 copies in a matter of minutes. The vehicles that we… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Key Types & Terminology

Silicone molded keypads made at SiTECH are used in countless devices from aviation equipment to medical devices. These devices all have different requirements which require specific key types to be used. Below is a diagram showing the different key types typically used on our customers silicone rubber keypads. Most of these key types do not provide… Read more »

6 Industries that Can Benefit from Rapid Prototyping

Entrepreneurs, designers and businesses for many years have dealt with the difficult process of taking a product from idea to production. But for many industries, rapid prototyping is changing the game. Essentially, this technology takes a product design on a computer and turns it a physical product without the need for elaborate and time consuming… Read more »

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 »