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 »

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 »