Custom Keyboard Construction Technologies

At Epec Engineered Technologies, we offer a wide array of custom user interface options for various industries including medical, aerospace & military, telecommunications, and consumer products.

Each keyboard technology has features and advantages that we can compare for you to aid in the best technology selection for your specific application.

Custom Keyboard Construction Technologies


Our Capabilities Include:


Tactile metal domes mounted to a rigid printed circuit board with the following design options:

  • Printed graphic overlays can be incorporated for a flat, unified appearance.
  • Non-conductive molded rubber boots with 3-dimensional pushbuttons for unambiguous feel and high reliability operation.
  • Molded plastic pushbuttons for professional appearance in higher volume, low cost applications.
  • Metal or molded plastic bezels with many mounting options to finish the assembly.
  • Conductive rubber keyboard assemblies.

General options available for core keyboard technologies:


  • Custom shielding materials for Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI), Electro-Static Discharge (ESD), and Tempest-sensitive applications.
  • General backlighting or selective backlighting graphic overlay areas or translucent rubber boots using Electro-Luminescent lamps (E/L) or Light-Emitting Diodes (LED).
  • Clear or tinted windows for displays using either graphic overlay material or our proprietary hard plastic windows.
  • Displays, discrete electronic components, drivers and encoders.
  • Rugged design to meet the Environmental and EMI requirements of highly reliable and exacting applications; including MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-461, and RTCA/DO-160.
  • Illumination - Compliance with MIL-DTL-7788 and NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) MIL-STD-3009. Lighting options – LED, incandescent, and electroluminescent.
  • Waterproof and other protection from liquids, bodily fluids, and most other foreign materials.
Celebrating 70 Years of Manufacturing Excellence
America's Oldest. A History of Innovation.

Over the past 70 years, the electronics manufacturing industry has changed dramatically as the industry continues to adapt to evolving demands and technology. Epec is at the forefront of innovation, with the expertise and agility to move at the speed of today’s businesses. At Epec, the customer comes first, and everything we do must be put through that filter. Whether it is developing e-commerce platforms to make it easier to work with us or creating a new product introduction (NPI) process that helps our customers get to market faster, we must focus on building the new. By doing that every day, and by always making the customer our top priority, we plan on being here for another 70 years and then some.

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Celebrating 70 Years - Epec Engineered Technologies