We manufacture Silicone Rubber Keypads. From the simple
silicone rubber keypad to complex silicone rubber keypads,
we are the best choice for the best quality and lowest price.
Please allow us to send you a free sample silicone rubber
keypad for your evaluation of our quality
and our silicone rubber capabilities.
Fast prototype runs to large production runs, we can handle
your needs and your time lines.
Please provide us a drawing of your custom silicone keypad
Question: What is the “normal” travel for a button on a silicone keypad?
Answer: If the silicone’s button structure (or webbing) provides the actuation force then the travel should be about 0.04″ to 0.05″. If there will be a metal dome under the button providing the actuation force then the travel should be 0.00″ to 0.01″.
Question: What hardness(or shore) should I use for my custom keypad?
Answer: The answer is different depending on how the actuation force is provided. If there is no metal dome under the button we typically recommend 50-55 shore A (think inner tube or door seal). If there is a metal dome under the button then we would recommend 60 shore A (think windshield wiper blade). Our Sample keypad has: 30 Shore A, 40 Shore A, 50 Shore A, 60 Shore A and 70 Shore A. Request our engineering sample silicone keypad so you can feel the different shores and decide which is best for your project.