UV Nitrogen Hard Coat Textures for Membrane Switch Applications

Top-Quality Membrane Switch Coatings

In the 1990s the demand for durable, scratch- and chemical-resistant UV coatings reached its peak. The best method for producing these coatings required curing specialty inks in an inert, oxygen-free atmosphere, and so the UV nitrogen dryer, which floods the environment with nitrogen, became the equipment of choice. Many UV nitrogen dryers also incorporated plasma bulbs at the head of the dryer that cured the very top layer of ink to create a skin that could be controllably wrinkled to varying degrees, offering a wide variety of surface textures from a single ink. Read more “UV Nitrogen Hard Coat Textures for Membrane Switch Applications”

Contract Manufacturing FAQ: Answers from the Experts

Let’s Hear from the Sales Team

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Our clients, especially those with projects where multiple components are used in an assembly, ask us thoughtful, probing, and challenging questions every day. Often, these questions are very particular to a custom product we manufacture (e.g., “How will hot runners affect my plastic molding?”). Other times, the questions apply to almost any customer! Here is a sampling of some of those frequently asked questions that apply to most projects. Read more “Contract Manufacturing FAQ: Answers from the Experts”

Difference Between Contract Manufacturing & Private Label

What is best for your business?

There is a lot of confusion regarding the subtle differences between contract manufacturing and private labeling. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method, and either can work well depending on the product and the requirements of the buyer. The end goal for both methods is the same, to procure a great product that customers will buy! Read more “Difference Between Contract Manufacturing & Private Label”

Understanding Product Life Cycle Management for Consumer Electronics Products

Today’s consumer products have dramatically shorter life cycles than products from just twenty years ago. This is especially prevalent among consumer electronic products, which are often designed with obsolescence in mind so they don’t last longer than the next iteration. The home video player is an excellent example. Read more “Understanding Product Life Cycle Management for Consumer Electronics Products”

4 Reasons to Consider a Milwaukee Manufacturer

Price, manufacturing location, shipping cost, and level of customer support are just a few of the factors a company should consider when choosing a new supplier. Offshoring can be great for a well-established company with a lot of experience working in Asia or South America. But it may be an unfamiliar and risky supply chain process for a smaller company or start-up. Read more “4 Reasons to Consider a Milwaukee Manufacturer”

Flexible Rubber Keyboard: How are Bendable Keypads Made & Why Do We Use Them?

What Is a Flexible Keyboard?

A flexible keyboard is a keypad made from silicone or other soft polymers that bend and flex. It could be a qwerty, numeric or even a customized keyboard designed for any application. They’re durable, water resistant and virtually indestructible. Read more “Flexible Rubber Keyboard: How are Bendable Keypads Made & Why Do We Use Them?”