Through the investment in the latest digital technology Reid Industrial Graphic Products is able to provide low volume rapid prototypes of Membrane Keypads, Graphic Overlays and Labels. Rapid prototypes can be produced in as little as 3 - 5 business days (design dependant). Our prototyping service also includes short runs and variable data options.
Reid Industrial rapid prototypes are ideal for product modelling, product launches, photo-shoots, exhibitions and client meetings. Our prototyping service also includes short runs and includes labels with variable data.
Reid Industrial is a leading specialist manufacturer of Graphic Overlays, also known as Overlay Panels or Fascia Panels. Whether you require basic printed information, imaginative patterns, visually enhancing bright metallic finishes, coatings to give scratch resistance or antimicrobial protection, here at Reid Industrial we have the technology and know how to manufacture your Graphic Overlay to the highest tolerences to Quality Standard AS/NZ ISO 9001:2015.
RFI Shielding for clear or tinted display windows or the entire control panel, can also be incorporated into the design.
We use a range of Vinyl, PVC, Polycarbonate and Polyester materials in gloss, semi-gloss, matt and textured finishes and have available high performance adhesives to meet varying application surfaces.
We are an authorised 3M Adhesives converter and the largest user of MacDermid Autotype films in the Southern Hemisphere.
Reid Industrial is a specialist leading Membrane Switch manufacturer, also known as Membrane Keypads, these are momentary switches with a user interface to control equipment and machines, and are generally a cost effective alternative for machanical switches. The top layer is typically the graphical interface, also known as a graphic overlay, which identifies the functions being controlled using icons or text.
To improve the user experience, a membrane switch can be designed to provide haptic or visual feedback. A great example of tactile feel is through the use of tactile metal domes or poly-dome construction, our thermal embossing process allows for precise embossing of various button designs. When this type of tactile feedback is used, a user will press a key or button and feel a ‘snap’ action as the dome is compressed. A selection of metal domes with varying actuation force are available, our US supplier specifies a life span of 5 million actuations.
We are a specialist leading manufacturer of backlighting technologies and have the process capability to integrate into devices such as membrane switches and capacitive sensors. We can also incorporate NVIS to enable night vision capabilities if required.
Electronic devices featuring brightly glowing keypads have achieved wide acceptance in the marketplace. This is primarily because of carefully engineered flexible electroluminescent (EL) lamps. These selectively backlit keypads reveal numbers, letters, and other characters to create a fresh and uniform look.
Light emitting diodes (LED’s) provide uneven light across a keypad, resulting in some characters being too bright while others were barely visible. New-product designers had been demanding thinner, whiter, and more-uniform illumination than other technology is able to provide.