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 »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide Continued – Keypad Design Rules and Recommendations

Here at SiTECH we have vast experience in the custom silicone keypad industry. With this experience we have established some rules and recommendations for the design of silicone rubber keypads. Below are some of these rules and recommendations: The minimum radius capable of being used is 0.010”. It is not recommended to use anything smaller… Read more »

Silicone Technology Corp. Design Guide – Diaphragms

When designing a silicone rubber keypad, it is important to consider how you want to apply force to the shorting pad, and how much force is needed. The simplest and most accurate method is by using metal domes. The use of metal domes within your keypad assembly eliminates the need for the use of a… Read more »

The Future of Electronic Access Systems & Our Role In It

“Lock the door behind you!” You’ve probably heard this phrase on countless occasions when leaving your home or office. It’s a phrase meant to ensure security for a specific area or building – a lock ensures that only those with the key are able to get in. Even though the idea of a mechanical lock… Read more »

Unique Properties of Silicone & How It is Beneficial to You

Much of human history has been written about discovery and invention, and the history of silicone is no different. Overtime, silicone has been adapted and used for a variety of different uses; and it’s unique properties have allowed society to achieve many feats of greatness. In one sense, silicone has been used by mankind for… Read more »