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Membrane Switches

Membrane Switches
Membrane Switches

At Eastprint, we have been producing custom keyboard assemblies with membrane switch technology since 1980. With our engineering expertise, experience, and a wide breadth of capabilities, we offer the highest quality membrane switches and electronic front panel assemblies available on the market. From initial design to full production, we provide the most reliable highest value products in the industry. We own and operate two 30,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility that allows us to perform all operations in-house and to the most stringent industrial standards.

We begin by providing any design assistance the customer may require. This includes engineering services and CAD/3D modeling to ensure that our customer's design will meet all of their requirements and specifications. We produce membrane switch assemblies in a virtually unlimited number of configurations. Some of the design and assembly options we have available include dead front graphics, display integration, metal backers, interchangeable graphics, and optically laminated windows. We also offer plastic bezels, tinted windows, touch screen system integration, graphic embossing, and in-mold decorating.

Most six-layer membrane switch assemblies consist of the same basic elements. These include a graphic overlay, graphic adhesive, circuit spacer, top circuit, bottom circuit, and rear adhesive layers. In addition to these elements, we also offer a number of user-specific features such as metal dome, PushGate™, tactile graphic, and polydome tactile feel switches. We also offer silicone rubber keypads and overlays, discreet LED and custom light guide backlighting, conductive seals, and many others. We work with many superior quality materials, including silver conductive, translucent conductive, and thick film polymer inks, as well as FR-4 ridged printed PCBs, polyester, and polyimide.

Screen printing and assembly services are also available. We employ automated, and semi-automated sheet fed and roll-to-roll printing, as well as automated pick and place, hand insertion, hand soldering, roll, and hand lamination assembly methods. Our low cost labor facility in Mexico supports OEMs in a broad array of industries while ensuring the most competitive prices on the market.

Quality is very important to us, and we maintain a comprehensive quality assurance program. We strive to continually improve customer satisfaction through quality planning, process improvement, and innovative products. To this end, we hold ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 certifications, and are fully ITAR compliant.

To learn more about our standard and custom membrane switches, please see the following table or contact us directly.

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Membrane Switch Capabilities

Product Specifications
PDF Membrane Keyboards (PDF - 16KB)
PDF PushGate™ (PDF - 243KB)
PDF thiNcoder RT (PDF - 220KB)
General Capabilities
Membrane Switches
Design Assistance
Engineering-CAD/3D Modeling
Prototyping, Rapid or Production Quality
Design and Assembly Options
Dead Front Graphics
Displays
Interchangeable Graphics
Metal Backers
Optically Laminated Windows
Graphic Embossing, In-Mold Decorating
Plastic Bezels
Tinted Windows
Touch Screens Integration
User-Specific Features
  • Metal Dome, PushGate™, Tactile Graphic and Polydome Tactile Feel Switches
  • Silicone Rubber Keypads and Overlays
  • Discreet Backlighting by LEDs and Custom Light Guides
  • Conductive Shields, Printed Silver or Carbon Inks, Metallized Mylar® or ITO (Indium Tin Oxide) Films offer EMI/RFI and ESD Protection
  • Surface-mounted Components on Flexible Circuits (LEDs, Resistors, Capacitors and Discrete Memory Chips)
  • Polyester or Polycarbonate Film Graphic Overlays with Hard Coating and/or Surface Texturing
Materials
Silver Conductive Inks
Translucent Conductive Inks
Thick Film Polymer Inks
FR-4 Ridged Printed PCBs
Polyester
Polyimide
Screen Printing and Assembly Methods
Automated and Semi Automated Sheet Fed
Roll to Roll Printing
Automated Pick and Place
Soldering
Roll and Hand Lamination
*Low Cost Labor Assembly
Quality Assurance
ISO 9001:2008
ISO 13485:2003 (Medical)
ITAR Compliant

Eastprint Quality Policy:
To continuously improve customer satisfaction through quality planning, process improvement and innovative products.
Industry Focus
Printed Electronics
Medical
Wearable Electronics
Industrial Control
Appliance
Consumer
Aerospace
Military

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