If a customer is considering a CombiKey Keypad they should budget for tooling between £4000 and £6000. Plastic & Rubber keypads have tooling costs between £8000 & £15000 depending on the number of plastic parts which require moulding.
Unit costs are based on a manufactured volume of parts shipped from the factory. Units cost are dependant on the number of impressions cavities in the tool and further vary based on number of moulding/insert colours, text graphic colours, spraying processes and other post processes such as laser etching and pad printing. Diamond HMI will consider customer requests to schedule deliveries monthly over a pre-determined period of time.
Diamond HMI’s UK team will offer design advice to help keep the unit costs as low as possible whilst ensuring that the keypad looks and performs in the way a customer requires.
Please get in touch if you wish to know more about how Diamond HMI can help in your Rubber keypad project.
By Peter Hall – Sales & Marketing Director Diamond Electronics group. September 2018