Diamond HMI will be exhibiting their range of HMI solutions at EDS 2016.
Diamond Electronics are once again entering a team in the Manchester Run 2015 sponsored by Morrison’s PLC.
Diamond HMI will again be at Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2015 which this year is a three day event running from the the 10th to the 12th of February.
Located at FIVE complex in Farnborough the event introduces visitors to a wide range of suppliers to the technology manufacturing sector. Diamond HMI will be showing a new range of custom Piezo keypad from ALGRA Switzerland. From January 2015 Diamond has been appointed UK exclusive distributor of ALGRA Piezo products and we look forward to introducing stand visitors to new concepts in keypad design.
Diamond will be attending the Electronics Design Show which is being held on the 22nd and 23rd of October at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.
The Diamond Electronics Group have put together a team to compete in the Manchester Great Run for the sixth year running. This year we are supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care and The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital for children.
For the fifth consecutive year Diamond HMI will be showcasing its products at Southern manufacturing 2014 which is taking place at the FIVE complex in Farnborough Hampshire on the 12th and 13th of Feruary 2014
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?
Clearly there are still some major plus points to using a membrane primarily it is has the cheapest cost of entry to producing an integrated custom keypad solution for any electronic product. For many business’s this can be the overriding factor for consideration and in for applications a well-designed membrane keyboard can work very well.
The ability to include string printed graphics from a full pallet of colour can help a product stand out from the crowd. Top layers can be changed easily and at little cost whenever a rebranding is required.
Although key travel varies only slightly it is possible to tune the tactile response for membrane keypads incorporating either poly-domes or metal domes. The use of embossed switch areas and selective gloss coating can add to the visual effect.
Finally Including SMD LED’s within the keyboard sandwich can reduce a products manufacturing costs and produce a better overall finish.
Membrane keypads clearly still have their applications in HMI design with their simple structure and easy integration. Find out more by talking to our membrane design team who will demonstrate many new ideas in the membrane keyboard market