Few Tips for Designing Silicone Rubber Keypads

SiTECH offers our customers unprecedented flexibility in the design of our silicone molded keypads and components. Sometimes finding the best options for your design is challenging. Here are few tips that will help you come up with the best layout. Functionality Over Form: Molded keypads with slicker designs can help you make the initial sale,… Read more »

Common Misconceptions about Liquid Silicone Injection

There is lot of buzz about Liquid Silicone Injection. Due to the overwhelming increase in popularity, many misconceptions have also formed about this remarkable material. SiTECH has been working with Liquid Silicone Injection for years, and we have seen just how useful it can be for a wide variety of applications. Today, we are using… Read more »

Why Should You Use Silicone Rubber?

Silicone rubber has gained a reputation as being one of the most versatile and resilient materials to work with. Silicone elastomers were developed in the 1900’s and have been steadily increasing the amount of products they are in ever since. The reasons silicone rubber are used vary from application to application, but the main few… Read more »

Is Your Silicone Keypad Cracking Under Pressure?

One of the biggest issues we have found with offshore silicone rubber keypads, is their tendency to crack in the field. There are multiple factors that can cause a silicone rubber keypad to crack, but the main factors are: Coatings, Diaphragm Inconsistencies, and Materials. Due to the flexible nature of silicone rubber, adding a hard… Read more »

Using Metal Domes

Metal domes have grown ever more popular over the past few years. They have become the go-to choice for custom silicone keypad assemblies that require a tactile response. Metal domes are typically made from stainless steel, have a switching capacity of 1 watt, switching voltage of .1 to 50 VDC, 0.005 – 100 ma DC… Read more »

What You Need to Know to Get Started with Silicone Rubber

  Silicone is one of the most versatile elements around. It is used in a wide variety of industries from Automotive and Aerospace, to Military and more. Depending on your industry, there is a good chance that silicone rubber may make perfect sense for your product. Each year more and more products are being made… Read more »