Benefits of the Manufacturing a Custom Keypad

Keypads have a variety of uses, some that can be mission-critical to an industry such as the military or the medical industry. The keypad has to be designed accurately and needs to perform the function it was designed to do.  In addition, when dealing with military grade applications, the product must be ITAR compliant and… Read more »

Different Methods of Molding Silicone Rubber

It is important to consider what method of molding a silicone rubber manufacturer uses when deciding to choose one. There are a few different methods of molding silicone components, each with their own benefits and disadvantages. The main methods used are compression molding and liquid silicone injection molding (LIM). Compression molding consists of a process… Read more »

Using Metal Domes in your Silicone Rubber Keypad

If your custom silicone keypad needs a tactile response, then metal domes are typically the best choice. Metal domes are made from stainless steel, and have various different coating options that affect the resistance. These domes, once used with a flex circuit, PCB (printed circuit board), or membrane switch become open tactile switches. Here at… Read more »

Custom Keypads: Where Design Meets Function

Liquid silicone rubber molding is one of the best options for molding custom keypads, and components – especially those that have irregular shapes and sizes. During the initial setup and design of production of a silicone rubber keypad or component there are a lot of different options to consider. Luckily at SiTECH we make the… Read more »

Everyday Products that Were Crafted Using SiTech Technology

Many people now have security systems in place in their homes for added safety. If you have a home security keypad, whether it’s on your garage door or an internal alarm system, chances are it’s made of silicone rubber. Backlight rubber keypads are ideal for these types of security systems, providing quick easy access and… Read more »

Fundamental Rules of Dimensioning and Tolerancing

While designing a new silicone rubber component or keypad it helps to use the fundamental rules of dimensioning and tolerancing. Using these rules allow you to focus your dimensions and tolerances to the key features of your design. These features may be the ones that perform a function or interact with other components within your… Read more »

6 Trending Features for Remote Controls

When it comes to remote controlled products, there are several trends in today’s market that consumers are putting on their preferred features lists. It’s no longer enough to have remote control keypads for electronics. What’s new and creating competition among product designers and developers is the concept of making them easier and more durable to… Read more »