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 »

Using Specification Drawings In Silicone Rubber Keypad Design

Silicone rubber keypad manufacturers make custom components using drawings provided by the product designer. The drawing tells them what size, color, shape and materials are necessary to make the part. Silicone rubber keypad manufacturers can look at the drawings, which are similar to architectural blueprints, to learn all of these details. Following the design specifications… Read more »

Using Si Coat V for EMI Silicone Rubber Keypad Designs

If you are designing a product that will be used in a confidential or classified atmosphere, one of your concerns is likely the ability of others to intercept information that you don’t wish to share. There are many devices where this is the case. When it comes to rubber keypads in classified or confidential situations,… Read more »

Silicone Rubber Keypads Versus Touchscreens

When building a design for a product with keypad entry, one of the critical decisions is whether to use a flat panel with a touchscreen or a silicone rubber keypad. When the input of information or commands is important, the keypad should be accurate and easy to use. While the touchscreen does have a smooth,… Read more »