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Snaptron’s Response to COVID-19

Posted: March 26, 2020 Dear Valued Customers, On behalf of everyone at Snaptron, our thoughts are with all those impacted by COVID-19. Our focus is, as always, on the safety and well-being of our employees and customers. As you may have heard, the State of Colorado has joined others in ordering a shelter-in-place mandate. As […]

Finding the Right Metal Dome Arrays for Your Industry

Metal dome arrays are pre-loaded polyester dome carriers backed with pressure-sensitive adhesive. Metal dome arrays are used in a number of applications across a variety of industries. Metal dome arrays, also known as tactile domes for membrane switches, can be custom designed for your product. Precision is key to your company’s success, which is why […]

Tactile Switches in Video Game Controllers

Tactile Dome Switches in Video Game Controllers If you’ve ever played a video game, then you’re likely familiar with the various controllers that come with the game systems. Each controller has a unique design that provides the user with a different experience and tactile functions while playing a game. Most standard gaming controllers use tactile […]

What Are Tactile Domes?

Although you may not know it, you likely use tactile domes every single day, whether you’re unlocking your car or playing video games with your kids. You can find these small metal switches in all types of electronics, and they make your life easier by providing thousands upon thousands of uses without fail. Closing the […]

Most Common Way of Securing Tactile Domes to your PCB

Snaptron offers Peel-N-Place arrays which is the most common way to secure tactile domes to your PCB or flex circuit.  Typically, metal domes are not meant to be soldered.  When a dome is actuated, the center of the dome collapses making contact at the center.  As this happens, the legs of the dome flex out. […]