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 »

The Benefits of Silicone Rubber

With the increasing amount of keypad materials, many of our customers ask us why we specialize in liquid silicone rubber. We have quite a few reasons why we prefer liquid silicone rubber over the various other materials, but here are some of the best: Versatility: Synthetic rubbers and especially silicone rubber make up approximately two-thirds… Read more »

Utilizing Rapid Prototyping

With increasing time constraints and demand for samples and visual references, rapid prototyping became a necessity for companies to utilize. Here at SiTECH, we offer the capability to rapid prototype liquid silicone rubber into keypads, and components. Our rapid prototyping offers: shorter lead times of 2-3 weeks, reduced product development, cost design validation, market presentation aides,… Read more »

5 Tips for Creating an Effective Keypad

Not all keypads are created equal, so what is it that sets the best apart from the rest? Here are our 5 key ingredients to creating a truly effective keypad: Customization Imagine that you are at a car dealership looking for a very specific red Porsche 911 GT Turbo. You know exactly the type of… Read more »

Design Rules and Guidelines

  When designing a silicone keypad or component it is important to consider how the tooling will be made as well as how the tooling will affect production. There are some industry standards that can help you with your design in regards to these considerations.                    … Read more »

Fun Molding Projects Through Time

Technology changes rapidly over time. Think about it, the iPhone is less than a decade old; The Beatles formed a band before the personal computer was invented, and the internet is not even old enough to purchase alcohol yet. Throughout history, many inventions have come along that change the way that society operates on a… Read more »