SiTECH’s Added Value Service: Custom Silicone Keypad Assembly

Here at SiTECH our facility offers an added value service by supporting the ever growing request from our customers for keypad assembly. Be it simply applying adhesive prior to shipment, to the full keypad, bezel, & PCB assembly, we can assembly it all. We install printed circuit boards, metal or polyester domes, or membrane circuits… Read more »

Protective Coatings for Rubber Keypads

As the seasons change and the weather become a bit colder, you’re probably reaching for a light fall jacket, and preparing your winter wardrobe. Each season brings many variations and one of the most noticeable is the way that we dress to prepare for the changes in weather. Spring rainstorms require a waterproof jacket; in… Read more »

The Time it Takes to Go Offshore

There are numerous issues that arise when dealing with an offshore supplier for your Silicone rubber needs. The main benefit is time. Time is impacted by a few factors when dealing with offshore manufacturers which include communication, lead times, and shipping times. Communication is one of the largest hurdles when dealing with an offshore supplier…. Read more »

The Difference Between Liquid Silicone and Gumstock

Throughout history, scientists and inventors have created new solutions to everyday problems. Often times, the original method is only used until a superior solution comes along. At first we used a mechanical printing press, now your local print shop can process an order of 1,000 copies in a matter of minutes. The vehicles that we… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Key Types & Terminology

Silicone molded keypads made at SiTECH are used in countless devices from aviation equipment to medical devices. These devices all have different requirements which require specific key types to be used. Below is a diagram showing the different key types typically used on our customers silicone rubber keypads. Most of these key types do not provide… Read more »

The Different Types of Coating

Music legend Elvis Presley released the popular song “Blue Suede Shoes” in 1956. The single featured the famous lyrics “But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes” and it was groundbreaking for it’s innovative combination of rock and country blues. Today, if you owned a pair of blue suede shoes, you would probably be… Read more »

6 Industries that Can Benefit from Rapid Prototyping

Entrepreneurs, designers and businesses for many years have dealt with the difficult process of taking a product from idea to production. But for many industries, rapid prototyping is changing the game. Essentially, this technology takes a product design on a computer and turns it a physical product without the need for elaborate and time consuming… Read more »