Delta 3

Tapecon Blog

News, trends and insight into printing, converting and contract manufacturing.

How’s This for a Bright Idea? Backlighting for Membrane Switches

on 12/2/20 12:06 PM By | Casey Cephas | 1 Comment | Membrane Switch
As we get closer to the end of the year, we are beginning to see holiday lights being put on display. While the glow and colors are meant to put us in a festive mood, we can’t help but think about a different type of illumination that’s near and dear to our hearts – backlighting for membrane switches. For the average person, a small blinking light or a bright control panel may not mean much, but for a product designer, backlighting can make a dramatic difference in the appearance and functionality of a user interface.
Read More

10 Benefits of Membrane Switches for User Interfaces

on 11/17/20 8:00 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Printing Membrane Switch
First impressions can make a lasting impact. When it comes to most electronic equipment, the initial experience a user may have is with the interface. At the same time, device manufacturers need the user interface to fit within the product’s overall design and budget. Often, a membrane switch is a solution that checks all the boxes and satisfies everyone.
Read More

Where to Find Medical Device Components in the Real World

When working on a medical device, we are often so focused on our specific task or responsibility, it can be easy to lose sight of where your efforts fit into the big picture. But the reality is, what you’re making is being used in the real world by real people – whether directly by a patient or to help a medical professional do their job more effectively or efficiently. To keep this in perspective, here are a few common medical device components and the value that they provide.  
Read More

Using Antimicrobial Film in Products to Prevent the Spread of Illness

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many questions as to how we will move forward once the spread of the virus is reduced. While no one knows for sure what the future will hold, it’s safe to say that everyday life will not be the same for some time. The “new normal” may likely include wearing masks, avoiding large crowds, reducing travel, and other precautions. There may also be a new expectation for OEMs to produce products with an elevated focus on consumer health and safety.
Read More

What’s Inside a Membrane Switch?

on 3/23/20 7:15 AM By | Casey Cephas | 0 Comments | Interfaces Printed Electronics Membrane Switch
You can find them on TV remotes, treadmills, medical devices, and industrial equipment, just to name a few. But do you know how membrane switches work – or how they can benefit your product? Let’s take a look inside a membrane switch to see how this thin, flexible application works and creates a dependable, user-friendly control panel.
Read More

Membrane Switch Handling Requirements

on 4/12/17 3:37 PM By | Kelly Merz | 0 Comments | Printed Electronics Membrane Switch
Tapecon Membrane Switch Handling Requirements For Switches with LED’s and/or Metal Domes
Read More