Plastic Rubber Keypad, also called P+R Keypad, or Plastic + Silicone Rubber Keypad, which silicone keypad with plastic button cap & cover, in aim to improve keypad surface's wear-resisting, dust free, oil proof surface for long lifespan , and also have good aesthetic & backlight effects.
Silicone Rubber Keypad with plastic key cap & cover, which is bonding by glue, not only take full advantage of plastic key & button cover materials advantage, also make use of elastomeric sealing functions of silicone rubber materials
1. Plastic Button Caps's injection mold-making, production and aided tooling-making
2. Silk screen printing, Or spraying coating+ laser etched, and do PU or UV coating.
3. Die Cutting for plastic button caps.
4. Assemble keycap and silicone keyboard by glue.
5. Rapid bonding or drying process combinantion
Silicone Keypad with Plastic Button Caps Advantages:
Good aesthetic and backlight effects.
Good Touch Feeling, oilproof, Anti-dust, Good Wear resisting.
Cost effective to large quantities.
Long lifespan P+ R keypad
Plastic Rubber Keypad & P+R Keypad Disadvantage:
High Toolings Cost: Plastic Injection mold cost, Die-cutting Tooling Cost, Positioning Toolings etc. If choose transparent PC&PMMA plastic key cap, which more expensive for injection molding as should choose good mold chamber steels and also need good injection machines gates.
Need a lot of labors for process and assembly.
Unsuitable to Low P+R keypad quantity.