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Silicone Rubber Keypad Color Application Design for Manufacturing

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 28, 2022 at 9:13 AM

Human Machine Interface (HMI) keypads are an essential component of any manufacturing business’ operation, but they don’t have to be boring or plain. In this blog post we will review how to design and manufacture your own custom HMI keypads in any color your business wants so that you can better connect with your customers and give them the experience they deserve.

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COTS Enclosures and Reducing Costs in Custom Box Build Designs

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on September 27, 2022 at 8:37 AM

When bringing a new project to market that involves an injection molded enclosure, there will be critical design and sourcing decisions that can have a tremendous impact on the overall project.

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Medical Device Designs: Components, Elements, and Design Priorities

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on September 1, 2022 at 9:22 AM

Designing medical devices is no simple task. The stakes are higher for these devices compared to most other industries. Because of that, medical device engineers need to think carefully about which design elements should be prioritized.

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Membrane Switch Circuit Design Best Practices

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on August 15, 2022 at 8:22 AM

A membrane switch is a particular type of custom switch assembly built to either open or close an electrical circuit's conducting path. Each layer in the assembly serves its own unique purpose. Custom features can easily be added with the design considerations.

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HMI Applications and Salt Fog Testing Requirements

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on February 9, 2022 at 10:13 AM

Sodium chloride, which is otherwise known as NaCl, table salt, or sea salt, is an important mineral that has found its way into all aspects of our everyday lives. Salt can be both a good and a bad thing, and this largely depends on the situation.

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High-Temperature Adhesives for Military and Aerospace Keypads

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on December 15, 2021 at 9:21 AM

One of the most critical design requirements for military and aerospace user interface devices is the ability to withstand high temperatures. Everything is relative, especially when it comes to what it means to be high-temperature resilient.

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How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad - Q&A

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on November 29, 2021 at 9:51 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, How to Properly Select LEDs for Your Keypad, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Steven J. Goodman, User Interface and Cable Assembly Product Manager at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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User Interface Design with Biocompatible Silicone Elastomer

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on November 2, 2021 at 11:04 AM

Silicone is one of the most common materials used for elastomeric technologies today. Silicone elastomer is utilized across numerous industries and applications, from o-rings to cable jacketing, to cookware, to even your child’s fidget toy, silicone elastomer is chosen for its exceptional mechanical properties and low reactivity.

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Flex Circuit Board Design Considerations for Dome Switch Applications

Written by Paul Tome
Posted on October 28, 2021 at 9:13 AM

Dome switches are a very popular solution for use as a momentary switch. They are a good solution that provides tactile feedback that the switch has been depressed and an event registered. Many applications require a dome switch mounted to a flexible circuit board.

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Resistive Touchscreens: Low-Cost Solution vs. Capacitive Screen

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on October 19, 2021 at 10:43 AM

Touchscreens are everywhere. From the coffee maker in the breakroom to the smartwatch on your child’s wrist to the in-flight entertainment system on your commuter flight, touchscreen technologies are a part of our everyday lives. As touchscreens continue to become intertwined in our culture, they help make everyday tasks that much simpler and improve the ease of use for all kinds of electronics.

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