Silicone Rubber Explained – Part II

Nov 20
Silicone Rubber Explained - Part II Silicone is a remarkable material. Without silicone’s properties, rubber keypads would not have moving keys, be able to close electrical switches or have self positioning features. Part II of our Silicone Rubber Series reveals many of silicone’s basic properties that allow it to be

Choosing the Proper Adhesive for Your Membrane Switch Assembly

Nov 19
Choosing the Proper Adhesive for Your Membrane Switch Assembly Choosing the proper adhesive for your membrane switch is one of the more critical decisions you can make during the design process. Achieving a solid bond between your membrane switch and the surface to which it is adhered is vitally important

Silicone Rubber Explained – Part I

Nov 14
Silicone Rubber Explained - Part I Silicone rubber is an elastomer (rubber-like material) composed of silicone (itself a polymer) containing silicon together with carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Silicone rubbers have become widely used in the keypad industry, and there are multiple formulations. Part I of our Silicone Rubber Series will detail

Hot Bar Solder Lamination: What is It and Why Utilize It?

Nov 05
Hot Bar Solder Lamination: What is It and Why Utilize It? Our customers sometimes require a membrane keypad with a connection that calls for flex circuits directly connected to rigid boards versus using connectors. Connecting a flexible circuit directly to a printed circuit board requires a manufacturing procedure called hot

ZIF Connectors on Membrane Switches: What Are They, What Do They Do?

Nov 02
ZIF Connectors on Membrane Switches: What are They & What do They do? ZIF connectors have no physical connector on your membrane switch and rely on a receptacle connector that is available from numerous manufacturers. It is important to choose a ZIF connector that is suggested for membrane switches and
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