Monday, 25 November 2013

Keypad membrane manufacture

Just had an email through from the factory in China with a couple of photos showing our electronic board game keypad membranes being dry-fit for testing

In the end we had to provide the artwork (which we were a bit nervous about - these guys are the keypad membrane specialists, not us!) but it was only so that the factory could be sure that they'd fully understood our requirements - particularly the bit about leaving a 5mm gutter around the playing surface (not around the inside of the keypad edge).

But here's our keypads being made up after the printing has been completed. Apparently the mould is already made, so the two layers are placed one on top of the other, with a spacer layer between them, and the whole thing is pressed, glued and cut in one go, in the mould.

Exciting stuff! After testing today (it's already quarter to eight in the evening in China, and they're still working on these) they should get made up tomorrow and in the post on Wednesday; all being well, we should have them here by the end of next week. Yay!

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