Switches, Relays & Keypads


Keypads for modern technologies

9 August 2006 Switches, Relays & Keypads

With the growth of the cellphone industry, new technologies had to be developed by keypad manufacturers to aesthetically enhance their products. A major design request was for 'metallised' finishes - either polished, or semi-matte in silvered or coloured material.

Technological Rubber has developed these options. The first option is a spraying technique that gives a semi-matte metallised finish in colour. Colour options are available for individual keys eg, 'Call' and 'Off' buttons. The second option is for 'bright polished' finishes where the keytops are ionised prior to the chromate plating being applied.

A combination of both these techniques can be applied to the keypad.



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