Many electronic products use rubber keypads as their primary user interface. They are a popular choice due to the versatile 3D design potential allowing them to integrate into a product’s overall form. Manufactured from hi-grade silicone rubber, a rubber keypad can provide robust sealing capabilities and can withstand high operating temperatures making them ideal for more rugged applications. The silicone rubber is compression moulded allowing keypad designers to add: – 3D form– Colour– Key response. The webbing at the key base allows a tactile response on both pressing and releasing a key. This can be altered as per request, depending on end-user requirements. Order our Free Rubber Keypad Design Tool to help specify the required tactile response. For example, if the interface is going to be operated by someone that wears gloves the tactile response needs to be higher to maintain a response for the user. If you are considering using a Rubber Keypad in your new product’s HMI is essential that time is spent with our team to ensure all design aspects are considered. Diamond HMI has over 30 years of experience creating custom rubber keypads for many applications. We have project managers based in the UK and Far East. With support available throughout the process from design, to manufacturing and then shipment. Our manufacturing partners in the Far East helping us ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget.
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