Printed Electronics and Membrane Switch Symposium

Metal Nameplates, Labels, Membrane Switches, and Touchscreens

Gasket Membrane SwitchDo you have an application that comes in contact with water? If your answer yes, we recommend adding a gasket to your membrane switch design. A gasket design is suggested for high moisture environments and can prevent liquid ingress. In a standard membrane switch design, the circuitry is made out of the same material as the ribbon cable; therefore, a tail filler is needed. The tail filler replaces the ribbon cable shape in the materials and the gaps on the side of the ribbon filler are potential pathways for liquid to enter the switch.

Cubbison's Gasket Design Membrane Switch is in accordance to NEMA 4. Contact us for additional information on our membrane switches. Cubbison's in-house engineers are available to offer design assistance.

When your application requires the detection of an increased applied force, then Force Sensitive Resistors may be the technology needed for your membrane switch. A resistor is a device that reduces and regulates current flow in an electrical circuit. Resistors consist of a conductive polymer, which changes resistance in a predictable manner following application force. They are supplied as a polymer sheet or ink that is applied by screen printing. Cubbison’s in-house Engineers will design each resistor specific to your application. Contact us for additional information at

Not tagged |

CincyTestHaving issues with your nameplate/label not sticking? Speak with one of engineers so we can recommend just the right adhesive for your application. As a 3M Preferred Supplier, we have access to adhesives for smooth, textured, and powder coated surfaces.

Adhesives are available for both high and low surface energy.

“To illustrate the concept of surface energy, think of water on the unwaxed hood of a car. The unwaxed hood has high surface energy and water on the hood flows into puddles. In comparison, a waxed hood has low surface energy and the water beads up rather than flows out. Similar to water, adhesive on a high surface energy surface flows and “wets out” the surface. “Wetting out” is required to form a strong bond. As a rule of thumb, the higher the surface energy, the greater the strength of adhesion.”

42.png 52.png

You use a printer, FWIW clear film is also avai

by AZ_Dude

If you don't want a white background you can get clear adhesive film that can be printed on.
and this stuff is supposed to be good for outdoor use (it's white though)

Agfa Demos Integration of Print into Manufacturing  — PCB007
.. (e.g. printing on deco paper for laminate), marking and coding, Agfa also showed a complementary offer of dispersions and coating solutions, pellets, screen and inkjet printing inks, as well as conductive nano-silver and polymer inks for printed ..

Avery Avery Self-Adhesive Laminating Sheets, 9" x 12", Pack of 10 (73603)
CE (Avery)
  • No heat or special equipment needed.
  • Printed grid for precise cutting.
  • Protective backing removes easily.
  • Pack of 10
Atom Adhesives Electronic Industries Adhesive, Special Formulation Epoxy, 2 Part, Thixotropic, AA-BOND 2104 , 5gm
BISS (Atom Adhesives)
  • Spec. Gravity 1.19 g/cc, pot life 30 min
  • Hardness Shore D 88 Dielectric Strength 410 kV/in
  • Volume Resistivity 6.00e+13 ohm-cm ,1.00e+10 ohm-cm, at 100°C Dielectric Constant 4.6 at 1 Hz
  • Maximum Service Temperature, Air 257 °F Minimum Service Temperature, Air -76.0 °F
  • Cure Time 4 hrs at 65°C 24.0 hrs at 25°C
BusBoard Prototype Systems BB400 Solderless Plug-in BreadBoard, 400 tie-points, 4 power rails, 3.3 x 2.2 x 0.3in (84 x 55 x 9mm)
Toy (BusBoard Prototype Systems)
  • 400 tie points total: 300 tie-point IC-circuit area plus two 50 tie-point distribution strips providing 4 power rails.
  • White ABS plastic body with black printed legend. Color legend on distribution strips.
  • Contacts are Phosphor Bronze with Plated Nickel Finish, rated for 50, insertions. Rated at 36 Volts, 2 Amps.
  • Insertion Wire Size is 21 to 26 AWG, 0.016 to 0.028 inches diameter (0.4 to 0.7mm diameter)
  • Size: 3.3 x 2.1 x 0.3in (84 x 54.3 x 8.5mm). Peelable adhesive tape backing provided for attaching to a surface.
The conductive ink market: conductive ink manufacturers see plenty of opportunities for printed electronics to move into mainstream commercial ... Inks): An article from: Ink World
Book (Rodman Publishing)
Related Posts