Combining a magnet sheet and a magnetically receptive actuating layer to form a web of switches, the company says its PushFlex technology offers an alternative to both domes and conductive rubber keypads. The switches’ web configuration is said to eliminate the need for individual placement of domes, keeping assembly costs down. In addition, the entire tooling, sourcing, and molding process for conductive rubber keypads is also eliminated. According to the company, PushFlex offers several design options, including constructions for use under plastic keycaps or standard graphic overlays. Feel and travel can be customized to meet various specifications and normally closed key options can be incorporated. Duraswitch Industries, Inc.
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