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Dome Switch Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of dome switch manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source dome switch manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate dome switch companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture dome switches for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading dome switch manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for metal dome switch, dome light switch, or snap dome switches.

  • Perry, NY 800-227-5718

    JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. We nimbly handle projects big and small and have the uncommon ability to translate what our customers need into high-quality, high-precision outcomes.

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  • Watertown, CT 800-853-5617

    ECI Technologies is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative membrane switches, graphic overlays and electronic interfaces. We can produce tactile and non-tactile switches and keypads, as well as add features such as backlighting and environmental protection. We also offer quick-turn prototype design and production. Since 1991, we have been serving industries such as industrial, medical, military, and avionics.

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  • Kirkland, WA 888-211-6325

    With over 30 years of experience, ALMAX is a leading manufacturer of membrane switch assemblies, printed/flexible electronics, and interactive technologies. Our engineering and manufacturing capabilities are implemented and trusted around the globe, and we're proud to offer our clients a complete range of services that meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.

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  • New Bedford, MA 800-451-3275

    Design-Mark Industries is a membrane switch manufacturer offering custom membrane keyboards, tactile switches, membrane keypads and screen-printed graphic overlays. An ISO 9001-certified company, we meet the specifications for die cutting, shielding and insulators.

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  • Fullerton, CA 714-484-7597

    Since 1992, PRINTEC has earned a Global reputation for its excellence in designing and manufacturing Human Interface Devices. We are fully-owned and self-contained facility, which allows us to direct and control the progress of any project, production, and design. We're a leading manufacturer and designer of custom-built and standard electronic interfaces. We manufacture Membrane switches, Flexible Printed Circuits, Silicon Rubber Keypads, Touch Screens and more.

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Dome Switch Industry Information

Dome Switch

Part of the mechanical make-up of certain styles of membrane switches, a dome switch functions in a simple but effective way. Set-up as the layer between a circuit board and the surface keys, the domes are part of the switch contact system within a variety of keyboards utilized in various settings.

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How a Dome Switch Works

A dome switch is a common keyboard component because of the tactile and audio signals it sends the keyboard user; the obvious discernible response is why a dome switch is also considered a tactile switch. When a button is pressed, that has a dome switch underneath connecting it to the circuit board, the sound and sensation of the pop when the dome is snapped registers at the same time that the circuit board responds accordingly. This means that the communication of commands from a user to the electronic device is nearly immediate, allowing the user to be more efficient while using the interface utility. This style of membrane switch is popular among many industries since most computer keyboards use dome switch pads and virtually every industry utilizes computers. The prevalence and ease of button based systems ensure they aren’t going anywhere.

Design of Domes

The dome itself may be made of metal or rubber. The metal material is commonly stainless steel, which is often plated in nickel, silver, or gold. Because they are usually reliable for over five million cycles and retain the crisp sound and snap well, metal dome switches are often preferred over rubber domes. The quieter collapsing rubber dome does not provide as much positive response as metal domes and also has a lower life expectancy. However, rubber domes are cheaper, so polyester domes with the inside bubble coated with graphite are often used. They are utilized in a popular style of dome switch keyboard called the scissor switch, which adds a scissor-like mechanism in between the dome and circuit board that shortens the traveling distance of the dome, extending the life of the keyboard as a whole. Because of innovations like the scissor switch keyboard, the dome switch approach to membrane switchboards remains popular. Handheld controllers, electronics in automobiles, medical devices, and other consumer electronics all function through the use of the dome switch.



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