Elastomeric keypads are compression moulded using silicone rubber. A specific tactile response is created using an angled web around the base of each key. Switch response and travel can be selected using our free Elastomeric Keypad Design tool.
The 3D form created by the compression moulding process gives greater integration possibilities for the keypad into the products overall design. The properties of the moulded, silicone base material give elastomeric keypads exceptional longevity which can be improved further with the addition of epoxy keytops and protective spray coatings.
The elastomeric keypads colour can be created using pigmentation of the silicone or spray paint which allows custom backlighting options to further improve visual and functional capabilities of the keypad design. With competitive tooling and low unit costs, elastomeric keypads are a cost-effective interface panel in medium to higher volume electronic product applications.
With UK based Product Managers, Diamond HMI is to support the keypad designs anywhere in Europe. Our team of Far East based Project Managers work closely with our manufacturing partner to offer fast prototyping and short production lead times. With local logistics in the UK and Hong Kong, we can support production facilities in Europe and the Far East.