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 »

Design Tips to Keep Custom Rubber Keypads from Sticking

When designing a custom rubber keypad for your device, it’s important to make sure that the keys don’t stick. Sticky rubber keypads not only detract from the efficiency of a device, but they can cause aggravation and frustration on the part of the user. Problematic Keys Sticky keys can cause a multitude of problems, from… Read more »

Feeling the Physics of Silicone Rubber Keypads

One of the main reasons that people use silicone rubber keypads is because they can feel the buttons depress and return. They know when a feature has been activated by its tactile response, sometimes called the snap force. Feeling the button go down and come back up is part of what gives your customer peace… Read more »

5 Elements of User-Centric Keypad Design

When you’re creating a new product, adding a custom silicone rubber keypad helps to create an interface between the product and the user. It should be easy to navigate and simple to use. Sometimes it’s hard for the people who came up with the concept to create a product design that works well with a… Read more »