In many instances this key decision is made with use of on screen drawing and modelling software rather than a physical product prototype which could be reviewed more easily by the decision making team.
The recent advances in 3D printing technology allows companies to model product casing easily at a reasonable cost. Diamond HMI can now offer a Rapid Prototyping service for Silicone Rubber keypads which can include key colours and legends and even introduce a degree of tactile response into the product for some designs. The service usually takes around 3-5 days to complete.
Coupled with our tactile response selection tool, engineers can now gather their teams together to discuss the look and feel of their new product which can help reduce the product design cycle by a number of weeks.
For more information on Rapid Prototyping of Silicone Rubber keypads call +44(0)1477 505206