Silicone Keypad & Silicone Keyboard
Silicone Keypad & Silicone Keyboard, knowns as Rubber Keypad & Keyboard, Silicone Rubber Buttons, Silicone Keymats, which is made from elastomeric translucent silicone rubber materials by compression molding, is widely used in industrial electronic products, medical device, machinery, consumer products as a reliable silicone switches.
Silicone Keypad Design Structure:
Silicone button, button pads, silicon key & button webbing, button travel, and keypad conduction .
Silicone Keypad Surface Symbols & Icons:
Screen Printing, Laser Etched & Cutting for backlight & backlit legends, Embossed or Debossed Molded Legends, Spraying Coating etc.
Silicone Keypad & Keyboard Cover, or Surface Cover:
Matte Smooth Coating
Plastic Button Cap,
Metal Key Cover Transparent Silicone Button Cover etc.
Silicone Rubber Keypad Conductive & Conduction Materials or Ways:
1. Carbon Pills & Graphite Pads, 2. Electrically Conductive Printing Ink,
3. Metal Domes
4. Golden Pills & Copper Pads,
5. Nickle Pills
Silicone Keypad & Button Travels:
The distance between silicone button's conduction tand PCB conductive layers
Commer Silicone Keypad Travel choose: 0.9mm - 1.2mm
Silicone Keypad Actuation Force:
Mainly choose 90grams - 180 grams for good tactile feel & sense
Silicone Rubber Keypads Design or Manufacturing Process
Not only in consideration of actuation force and silicone rubber keypads structure like silicone buttons travels, keypad conductive materials, silicone rubber buttons webbing, but also should in view of silicone surface & materials demands, like symbols & icons, protective keyboard cover, silicone keypads materials choice & transparency, hardness, color spraying coating.
What is Silicone Rubber Keypad common quality problems
1. Silicone Keypads & Keyboard protective cover will affect keypads actuation force and tactile feelings.
Like PU coating layers or uniformity, not only increase silicone keyads actuation force, but also will affect tactile feels.
2. Right Actuation force or within the limits of actuaction force telorance is not equal to good tactile feeling.
Silicone keypads have good tactile feels: one need right buttons travels, the other need buttons & keys webbing thickness should be same or harmonious. Notes: silicone button and test the buttons webbing thickness is same.
3. Silicone Keyads & Buttons spraying color coating will affect actuation force and tactile feels.
This is one of button keypads technical difficulty for silicone keypads manufacturers. Like silicone keypads PU coating, silicone keypads color coating layer thickness and uniformity will affect silicone keyboards actuation force and tactile & touch feelings.
Suggest: Color coating keyboards, choose metal domes for stable actuation force.
4. The distance betweem silicone buttons distance or silicone button height will affect color coating effects.
Silicone rubber buttons distance if too short buttons height is too high, can't make sure whole silicone keyboards will be coated and easy to cause light leak.
This kinds silicone rubber keyboards should do color spraying coating by handwork, not by automatic spraing machines.
5. Conductive ink printing and screen printing is easy to wear off if conductive ink & screen printing ink is not drying enough, thickness is too thin.
Silicone Rubber Keypad Features
Epoxy Resin Coating for Keypad's Surface Protection Transfer Conductive Printing for Keyboard Conduction
PU Coating Silicone Keyboard Graphite Pads & Carbon Pill Silicone Keypad
PU ink Coating for Button & Silicone Icons Protection Black Carbon Pills for Keypads Conduction
Plastic Rubber (P + R) Keypad Silicone Keyboard with Metal Pills
Silicone Rubber Keypad Glued Plastic Button Caps Copper & Golden Pills for Keypads Conductive
Different Hardness Silicone Keyboard Silicon Keypad with Conductive Nickle Pills
Overmolding buttons + pads, Dual durometer Keypad Keyboard Pill which mixed with conductive Nickle Powder
Fluorescent & Glow-in-Dark Keypad Silicone Keypads with Metal Domes
Mixed Fluorescent powder with silicone before molded Backing Adhesive Metal Domes + Silicone Rubber Keyboar
Membrane Keyboard & Switches Silicone Rubber Buttons
Xiamen Better Silicone Co., Ltd is specialized in designing and manufacturing all kinds and configurations of Silicone Rubber Products for a wide range of applications. Our silicone rubber keypad solutions combine excellent conductivity, reliability and long life span, which can meet all the environment's requirements and fit your individual needs.
Our company also make Silicone Rubber Compression Molding, Plastic Injection Molding, LSR injection Molding, and produce different kinds of elastomers silicone rubber components, plastic & liquid silicone rubber injection parts etc according to customers 2D & 3D design drawings or samples.