Silicone Keypads, also known as Rubber Keypads, silicone keyboards, rubber button, which is made from elastomeric translucent silicone rubber materials by compression molding, are used extensively in both consumer and industrial electronic products as a low cost and reliable switching solution, includes remote controls for TV, video and HIFI units, electronic toys and games, and industrial control equipment, Access control, medical keyboard, POS keypad, P+R keyboard, etc.
Silicone Rubber Keypad Production Process
Watch our attached video of the silicone rubber keypad manufacturing process, including making the mold tool, adding colors, screen printing, etc.
Silicone Rubber Keypad Design & Structure
1. Silicone Button & Key
2. Silicone Button Pad
3. Button & Key's Web
4. Button Travel
5. Carbon Pills & Graphite Pads ( Conductive Methods)
Silicone Rubber Keypad Surface Symbols & Icons
1. Silk Screen Printing
2. Laser Etching ( Legends for LED backlight)
3. Embossed & Debossed Molded Symbols
Silicone Rubber Keypad Surface Treatment
1. Matte Smooth Coating
2. PU Coating
3. Epoxy Coating
4. Silicone Key with plastic button cap
5. Silicone Key with Metal button cap
The protective cover depends on the environment where the key would be used.PU coating is more wearproof, and protective effects is more better than matte smooth coating. However, PU coating is more expensive, and matte smooth coating have good touch feeling.
Silicone Rubber Keypad Conductive Materials
Silicone Keypad Designers or Manufacturer Notes:
Silicone Keyboard Designers or Manufacturers, should not only consider actuation force and silicone rubber keypads structure such as silicone buttons travels, keypad conductive materials, silicone rubber buttons webbing, but also should consider silicone surface & materials demands, such as symbols & icons, protective keyboard cover, silicone keypads materials choice & transparency, hardness, color spraying coating.