Membrane keyboards, also known as Membrane keypads or Membrane Switches, offer a simple solution for creating high impact, custom designed switches panels.
Low cost tooling and simple design requirements make membrane keyboards ideal for low to medium volume electronic products.
About Membrane Keyboards:
Membrane Keyboards consist of printed fascia’s and flexible circuit layers sandwiched together to make a complete switch assembly. Manufacturing advances allow additional embedded components such as LED’s and RFI Shielding to be encapsulated within the keyboard structure.
Custom printed top layers and numerous key structure options ensure that membranes keypads can meet a designer’s ergonomic and aesthetic criteria, as well as satisfying more technical parameters such as robustness, Chemical Resistance, Ingress Protection and long operational life.
Compared to other switching technologies such as rubber keypads, membrane keyboards have the advantage of a low tooling costs and shorter lead times.
The Diamond HMI team has over 50 years of design and manufacturing experience in the Membrane Keyboard market. We are able to support designs in the UK and Europe and offer low cost manufacturing facilities at our partner factories in the Far East.
Our own QA and logistics staff based in China and Taiwan work closely with our manufacturing partners to ensure that all elements of your project are delivered on time and on budget. We offer short lead-times, low tooling cost and very competitive unit prices.
If your electronic product is manufactured in the Far East we can manage local logistics offering direct shipment to your chosen subcontract partner.
To find out more about Membrane Keyboard technology or to download our Membrane Keyboard Design Guide click here.