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Light Guide Film – NEW Membrane Keyboard Backlighting

Light Guide Film (LGF) enables engineers to create high impact custom lit panels at a low cost. Developments within the construction of backlighting have enabled LGF to become the perfect solution for backlighting needs.
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Rubber Keypad Application – Mobile Cooling Unit

Case study July 2019 – PORTABLE EVAPORATIVE AIR COOLER. A recent consumer product we worked on was a portable “evaporative” air cooler, designed for the Caravan/Motorhome market.  The unit required a 5 key Rubber keypad to switch on the unit and control the output.
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Protective coatings for Silicone rubber keypads

Most users of electronic products with Silicone rubber keypads as their main interface, will have seen examples of key legends being worn away due to key use. This blog post looks at the options available for customers who want to maximise the field life of their keypad.
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What does it cost to tool a Silicone Rubber Keypad?

“I’m looking to use a silicone Rubber keypad in my new project what are the initial costs?” In our latest series of blog posts we hope to answer the most common questions we see from the many new enquires we receive at Diamond HMI.
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Do not rule out a membrane Keyboard!!

As consumers we have all become comfortable with the touch screen on other hand held gadgets and even our laptop monitors. Where a tactile response of a key is deemed to be required industrial designer often propose complex 3D solutions such as Silicone rubber keypads. So what is the future of membrane keypad technology?
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Testing – Testing – Testing!

When we talk to our customer about the possible integration of a Silicone rubber keypad into their electronic product we always focus a significant part of the conversation on the field environment the Rubber keypads will be used in.
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Avoiding Common Mistakes In Rubber Keypad Integration

Achieving the style and tactile response from Silicone Rubber Keypads can be a complicated process. I strongly recommend that any potential customer considering integrating a Keypad into new product should ensure that they start a dialogue with us early in the project life cycle. By doing this, many of the common design and project timing issues can be avoided which in many instances leads to a lower cost solution.
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