When it comes to military product designs, using silicone rubber keypads for computerized devices is an important factor to consider. While there are many different types of materials that can be used, silicone rubber applications have a number of advantages over plastic applications. Not only are they more durable, but they more closely meet the requirements of many military specifications for products and operations.

Noise
Use custom rubber keypads to ensure quiet use. Imagine sitting next to someone tapping away on a noisy keyboard while important decisions are being made, or as it’s the only noise in the room. It can be distracting, even stressful. Military keypad molding can be extremely quiet when designed with low noise or no noise in mind. With a structure that is soft to the touch and has a certain amount of elasticity to it to reduce noise, custom silicone rubber keypads can also be used effectively in conditions where silence is critical. For example, laboratories and testing sites, situation rooms, covert operations and transference of data in delicate situations are a few places where noiseless military keypad molding is not only helpful, but superior. On the other hand, plastic applications create noise with the impact of every keystroke.

Environment
Military product designs often require flexibility in withstanding certain elements and conditions. Silicone rubber applications are useful for very high and very low temperatures, particularly in environments where plastic will crack or melt. Many military operations are conducted under rugged conditions. Custom silicone rubber keypads can be designed to meet the stringent requirements of these conditions and those of the design drawing specifications and standards. Sometimes these computerized products may be subjected to water and moisture, chemicals, rough movement and very high or low altitudes. Silicone rubber applications can be treated with additional coatings to meet these and other conditions when other materials cannot.

Durabillty
The durability level of silicone rubber applications in military keypad molding is higher than it is in most types of plastic designed for keypads, depending on the military specifications requested. Engineers from the military keypad molding company can assist with the capabilities and processes available to make the custom keypads as requested, such as the necessary actuation forces, custom shapes, colors and sealing technologies. When it comes to retaining the shape, color and other properties needed to perform up to expectations on military equipment, silicone rubber applications are superior, especially when the liquid injection silicone molding process is used to make the silicone rubber keypads over other materials.