MD&M BIOMEDevice 2019 Tradeshow Recap

MD&M BIOMEDevice 2019 Tradeshow Recap

CSI Keyboards Trade Show

Considered to be New England’s biggest medtech showcase, the MD&M BIOMEDevice Boston once again did not disappoint. The 2019 MD&M BIOMEDevice Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center was full of inspiration. Boston, MA was bustling with manufacturers, medical device companies, and design houses from near and far. This was the fifth year CSI Keyboards has exhibited at the Conference. It has proven to be an excellent venue for meeting engineers and buyers from not only all around the country, but the entire world. 

CSI Keyboards showcased our wide range of products including membrane switches, rubber keypads, touch screen interfaces, and our many other user interface and HMI solutions. Being able to exhibit samples of our products allows engineers, buyers or even just the casual or curious passerby to “play” with our products hands-on. It was also great seeing many of our existing customers stop by our booth to chat and learn about some of new products and capabilities. Until next year, Boston!

Full Travel Keyboards

Full Travel Keyboards

CSI Keyboards is a manufacturer of both custom and standard full travel keyboards. Our full travel keyboards can be manufactured in molded rubber, plastic or stainless steel depending on your requirements. Some of our capabilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Antibacterial medical silicone rubber keyboards
  • Water proof, dust proof, dirt proof industrial control keyboards
  • Vandal proof stainless steel keyboards, 
  • CNC, marine, industrial keyboards
  • Metal keyboards for vending machines, ATM and other self-service devices
  • Molded rubber and stainless steel numeric keypads
  • Stainless steel and molded rubber military full travel keyboards

CSI Keyboards to Exhibit at the MDM BIOMEDevice Show

CSI Keyboards to Exhibit at the MDM BIOMEDevice Show

CSI Keyboards Trade Show

For the fifth year in a row, CSI Keyboards will be exhibiting at the MDM BIOMEDevice trade show at the Boston Convention Center on May 15th and 16th. Come visit us at Booth 928.

The trade show consists of three expos: BIOMEDevice; Design & Manufacturing; and the Embedded System Conference.

BIOMEDevice focuses on the medtech research, development and products that matter to you, get continuing education experience to keep you current in the industry and on the job. Then explore innovations, source products, and make important connections. 

Design & Manufacturing (D&M) New England is your entryway to the most advanced technologies on the market, from design software and biotech solutions, to contract manufacturing, automation, and robotics. Walk the entire expo floor and meet face to face with thousands of peers while gaining valuable insights from industry pros across the medtech, design and manufacturing, and embedded systems spectrum.

Spanning the embedded systems spectrum, the Embedded Systems Conference brings together engineers searching for solutions with leading suppliers whose products can reduce cost and efficiency.

Reverse Engineering Membrane Switches

Reverse Engineering Membrane Switches

There are two main types of engineering: forward and reverse. Forward engineering is the prototypical process whereby a product moves from an abstract idea to a physical object. This can involve many processes depending on the final product, including drawing approvals, material selection, and choosing a cost-effective production method. Ideally, documentation is organized and protected at every step of the way.

Reverse engineering, on the other hand, takes a previously-produced product and works backward through the process to create design documentation. Reverse engineering is typically required in instances where there are no available drawings, to replace lost documentation, move a prototype to mass production or recreate a product that is no longer available on the market.

Reverse engineering a membrane switch, molded rubber keypad or graphic overlay starts with taking an existing sample part, extracting design data, and creating an improved copy of the engineered keypad. The new keypad can be placed onto the existing machine or controller and the life of the equipment is now extended for years to come. CSI can even reproduce membrane switches that have been worn from continued use. By providing a sample, CSI Keyboards can recreate a new membrane switch, extending the effective life of the product to which it attaches. The cost for reverse engineering and replacing the keypad is much less than the cost of buying new equipment or the cost of not being able to run your machinery. 

Dead Front Membrane Switch Integration

Dead Front Membrane Switch Integration

Looking to make your membrane switch or only portions of your membrane switch visible only when lit?  You’ve come to the right place. CSI Keyboards has been integrating dead front technology into our keypads and user interfaces for over 35 years.

CSI Keyboards manufactures dead front membrane switches and backlit overlays that deliver sleek and intuitive interfaces at a very reasonable price point. Icons and/or nomenclature stay dark/invisible to the user’s eye until the membrane switch backlighting is activated. CSI’s thin backlighting technology can be integrated inexpensively into new designs or product upgrades using various flexible or rigid graphic layer materials.

Dead front membrane switches can be created with either printed inks or by adding diffusing layers to the membrane switch itself. Successful integration of the graphic overlay with the membrane switch electronics dictates a custom membrane switch for almost all applications.

Dead front membrane switches can be produced in rich color to promote your brand or increase product aesthetics. Dead front membrane switches can be produced with almost any background color with black being the most common. You can incorporate just one LED light color or have multiple LED light colors within a single display.

 

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