Insert Molding – Compression vs LIM

One of the questions we get from some of our current and potential customers is if we have the capability to insert mold pre-made compression molded inserts into our custom silicone keypads and components. We strongly advise against cross contaminating different types of silicone rubber, especially if the rubber has been compression molded. Here at… Read more »

How Custom Silicone Keypads are Used in Kid-Friendly Products

You might be surprised to know how often silicone is used in kid-friendly products. From toys to educational tools, childcare products and more, silicone has been proven to be an effective component due to its safety, ease of use, and durability. Safety For a parent, there is nothing more important than a child’s safety. Although… Read more »

How Drawings Control the End Product

Here at SiTECH we manufacture silicone rubber keypads and custom silicone components using 2D drawings and 3D files provided by the customer and product designer. The 2D drawing tells them what shape, size, color, materials, and any other job specific instructions are necessary to make the part. Following the design specifications within the given tolerances… Read more »

Si Prime – Solution to Your Silicone Bonding Needs

One of the major industry problems SiTECH solved early on was attaching acrylic adhesive to silicone rubber. Some substrates have a natural tendency to resist adhesion to each other. This is the case for Silicone Rubber and Acrylic adhesive. When acrylic adhesive happens to be the industry choice for attaching to membrane switches and most… Read more »

Why Touchscreens Aren’t Always Better

As technology has moved forward, it seems like nearly every piece of hardware has a touch screen interface. Touchscreens have become a hit with consumers on products such as the iPad and other tablets and smartphones. Computers have been controlled by a mouse and keyboard for nearly two decades, but even this type of equipment… 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 »