When properly done, integration of custom components to your membrane switch will not only add significant functionality to your assembly but it can also enhance the experience of the user when operating the equipment. Custom rubber keypads also offer design flexibility for superior tactile feedback and stylish appearance. Furthermore, depending on your individual needs, keypads can be customized to include backlighting, graphic overlays and support panels that add structural integrity to the assembly.
Different keypad manufacturers use different methods and techniques when designing their keypads. Some of the considerations you should make before ordering custom keypads for your products include tactile response, snap ratio, flow molding and laser etching among others. The best custom keypad manufacturer should be able to offer the appropriate tactile response that does not require users to use a lot of force. You should also ensure that the manufacturer molds colors into the actual silicone rubber.