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 bends and flexes. The keyboard could be a qwerty keyboard, a numeric keyboard or even a customized keyboard designed for any application. They’re durable, water resistant, in virtually indestructible. Read more “Flexible Rubber Keyboard: How are Bendable Keypads Made & Why Do We Use Them?”

Intellectual Property: How to Protect Your Valuable IP During Manufacturing in China

What Is Intellectual Property?

Put simply, your intellectual property (IP) is the idea, invention, or process behind your product, a creation of your intellect. This is a wide-ranging category that includes, among other things, trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets. The person who owns the IP has the power to decide how their IP is used and by whom. Read more “Intellectual Property: How to Protect Your Valuable IP During Manufacturing in China”

What is a Tactile Keypad?

Tactile keypads are simply keypads that have been specifically designed to give feedback to the user upon actuation. For example, when a button is pushed on a non-tactile keypad, the user’s finger presses against the visual representation of a button. The user does not know at what point they have actuated the button unless there is some type of visual signal. On the other hand, a tactile keypad provides a ‘snap’ feel or ‘click’ providing the user haptic feedback. This feedback lets the user know that they have actuated the keypad. Read more “What is a Tactile Keypad?”

Reshoring: Are You Made in The USA?

Lately there has been a lot of interest surrounding the concept of reshoring. If you’re not familiar, reshoring is the movement of manufacturing or a business operation from offshore back to the country where it was originally located. This concept is by no means a new one, but recent economic and industry factors have companies re-evaluating their supply chains and strategy. Read more “Reshoring: Are You Made in The USA?”

What is Reverse Engineering?

There are two general modes of engineering: forward and reverse. Forward engineering is the prototypical process whereby a product moves from an abstract idea to a physical object. This can involve many processes depending on the final product, including drawing approvals, material selection, and choosing a cost-effective production method. Ideally, documentation is organized and protected at every step of the way. Read more “What is Reverse Engineering?”

RSP Joins the Future: NFC Technology and Applications

In our continued efforts to add technologies and capabilities to our expanding product offering, we have some big news to share. RSP, Inc. is now an authorized partner for Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions. That means RSP can integrate this exciting new technology into the wide range of products or packaging we make for our valued clients. Read more “RSP Joins the Future: NFC Technology and Applications”