3D Printing Technology Gets Leverage

  A developing technology called three-dimensional printing or additive manufacturing is picking up speed in industries as it transforms computer-aided designs into realistic 3D objects. This technology has been used by various industries including the medical, aerospace and automotive ones. One of the key factors behind 3D printing is its ability to bring production closer…

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Benefits of Silicone Rubber Keypads

From the perspective of a product designer, silicone keypads are the perfect balance between functionality and cost effectiveness. Silicone keypads have been used in millions of applications around the world, in everything from TV remote controls to the keypads on the international space station. Silicone keypads hold up to extreme temperatures and conditions when needed.…

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Carbon Contact Ink

Silicone Rubber Keypads are commonly designed to include a contact point on the underside that will activate a circuit on a PCB (Printed Circuit Board).  Below is a picture of a PCB with a gold contact meant to interface with a contact point on a silicone rubber keypad.   The most common contact point used…

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Custom Membrane Switches Tolerance

The custom membrane switches’ shape and size of all rubber switches can be designed so that almost any actuation force and tactile feel can be realized. Most applications require positive tactile feel with relatively long life. An actuation force of approximately 125 – 150 grams is typically recommended with an accompanying snap ratio of approximately…

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Custom Molded Rubber

Silicone Dynamics, Inc. located in Bend, Oregon USA is one of the leading manufacturers of custom molded rubber keypads and parts. Our competitive advantage allows us to produce low-cost prototype runs of your custom molded rubber keypads. Silicone Dynamics is able to handle each stage of the process, from prototype all the way up to…

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Designing a Less Complicated Keypad

Designing a “Less Complicated” Keypad One of the main complaints that consumers have with modern electronic devices is the complexity of their remote controls and keypads. While modern electronics might have more features than ever before, manufacturers have done a poor job in reducing complexity in remote control device. According to C-Net, the average home…

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