Shelly Stazzone

Conductive Ink: Impacts on the Membrane Switch Market

Conductive ink is a critical component in creating printed objects that conduct electricity. The inks themselves may be classified as fired high solids systems or polymer thick film (PTF) systems that allow for circuits to be drawn or printed on a variety of substrate materials. Typically, these inks contain conductive materials, including powdered or flaked …

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Is a Rubber Membrane Switch Waterproof?

With all of the uses for electronics that contain membrane switches, it is possible that they will be exposed to water or even to liquid solvents. Product failure is not an option when it comes to the environments that require waterproof membrane switches, such as medical, military, harsh industrial, transportation, and material handing environments. To …

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Top 50 Product Design and Development Resources

As technology advancements are made in the field of electronics and electrical engineering, product design and development professionals must stay on top of the latest trends and advancements. Additionally, competition is at an all-time high for product design and development engineers, as consumers expect smaller products that look and feel good. With consumer expectations and standards …

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The Most Popular Tech Products by Generation

Technology is constantly improving. What exactly does that look like, though? Designers pay close attention to how form dictates function, and while our gadgets have gotten smaller over the years, the real triumph is how much more intuitive the interfaces have become for the user. We came up with the 33 best examples of how …

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50 Top Product Design and Product Development Software Tools

Even the most skilled product designers and engineers are only as good as the product design/development tools they use. As PCB designs become more complex and challenging, and as designers and engineers need more advanced methods of simulation and schematic capture, product designers and engineers need tools and software that can keep up with the demands …

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Top 50 Product Design and Product Development Blogs

Do a quick internet search for product design and development, and you’ll find all sorts of interior design, creative, and artistic sites. But, for design engineers and electronics engineers, the resources and blogs are harder to find. The good news is, for those looking for innovation and inspiration in product design and development, we at …

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History of the Remote Control (Infographic)

Remote controls have made all our lives easier. From universal remote control televisions and other consumer electronics, to remote controlled garages to advances in remote controlled surgeries, there’s no denying that the ability to control things remotely has improved the quality of life for everyone. But is there a downside to all this? Worse yet, …

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Top 7 Trends for Membrane Switch Manufacturers

Membrane switch designers and manufacturers are faced with ever-advancing technology and increasing demands to meet both aesthetic and functional requirements. As electronic devices become more advanced and smaller in size, designers must blend creativity with expertise to provide solutions for a growing variety of applications. Here’s a look at some recent and emerging trends for …

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25 Top UI Design Software Tools for User Interface Engineers

While most engineers concern themselves only with the behavior of materials, machines, and the environment as they are affected by physical laws, user interface engineers also must consider the behavior of humans as they interact with materials, machines, and the environment. The human-machine interaction is becoming an increasingly important aspect of the industrial field, as technology …

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Backlit Membrane Switches: Design Options and Considerations

Backlighting options are often used in membrane switch design. This is a visual effect, used to highlight or draw attention to certain key areas of the graphic overlay or to aid visibility in low lighting conditions. There are several options for incorporating backlighting into a membrane switch assembly, each with advantages and disadvantages for certain …

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