You can place metal domes on your membrane switch, flex circuit, or circuit board in various ways. Metal domes can be placed in pockets or attached to adhesive tape. The most common way to secure metal domes to your substrate is with pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape. Metal domes backed with PSA tape are called PEEL-N-PLACE™arrays […]
The Benefits of Tactile Feedback When designing an electronic device, you may be considering whether or not to use tactile, resistive, or capacitive touch technologies. Despite the popularity of touchscreens, many users still prefer physical buttons. While more and more companies are implementing resistive or capacitive touch into their products, it’s essential not to overlook […]
When it comes to finding the right dome switch, designers must work around standard domes’ limitations or find a custom solution. So how do you know if metal dome switches are suitable for your application? Below are five of the most frequently asked questions we get from engineers investigating dome switches as viable solutions for their products.
Metal Domes for Your Membrane Switch Integrating metal domes into your application is simple—if you know the components necessary to complete the switch assembly. Whether you are assembling a membrane switch, keypad, or other types of switch, metal domes are critical components. Other parts of the switch may include graphic overlays, adhesives, circuits, and spacers. […]
Actuators for Metal Dome Switch Assembly An actuator is a mechanical component of a switch assembly that interfaces with the metal dome to depress it to switch closure. Actuators often enhance the feel of a switch by focusing force to the middle of the metal dome. A proper actuator is essential to receive the best […]