custom membrane switches construction

Custom Membrane Switches and Keypads

Membrane switches are an essential component of products ranging from household appliances to sophisticated medical equipment. Achieving the right design depends on the technology and manufacturing quality provided by a custom membrane switch manufacturer.

Dyna-Graphics Corporation designs and manufactures ready-to-use custom membrane switches based on your specifications. Our company has experience working across a range of industries, from agriculture/industrial to medical, and will work with you to devise the perfect custom membrane switch assembly solution with the options and features you need.

Membrane Switch Customization Options

We bring all the necessary parts and components together to create a finished product that meets your unique requirements: the membrane switch itself, a PCB as part of the assembly, a custom panel to support the switch and PCB, the exterior casing, LED lights, backlighting, waterproofing, LCD screens, and more. We’ll take every aspect of your complex custom membrane switch design under consideration, from the operational environment to visual designs and beyond.

View samples of our work to see how our membrane switch products can work for you!

Custom Membrane Switch Backlighting

Adding backlighting to a membrane switch design makes it easier for users to interact with the switch, draw attention to a specific area, or improve visibility in environments with low lighting. We provide Light Guide Film, LEDs, EL lighting, and Fiber Optic lighting options to meet your application’s requirements.

Dyna-Graphics can produce custom membrane switch panels with embedded LEDs depending on your need for backlighting or front panel illumination.

Waterproof Membrane Switches for electronic devices

Moisture can easily damage membrane switch keypad devices and cause costly shortages or malfunctions. We provide membrane switches designed explicitly for outdoor use and applications in harsh environments. These cost-effective options are also temperature resistant and stand up to long-term use.

Tactile vs. Non-Tactile Keypad Switches

There are two main categories of membrane switch keypads available: tactile membrane switches and non-tactile membrane switches. Both are useful but differ in their construction, feedback methods, and primary purposes. Which type of keypad switch is best suited for you will vary depending upon your planned application.

Why Choose a Custom Membrane Switch from Dyna-Graphics?

As a turnkey membrane switch manufacturer, Dyna-Graphics has wide-ranging production capabilities. We can produce a broad array of custom membrane switch panels and specialty models for unique or challenging applications. Any custom assembly design your membrane switch requires can be built to your exact specifications, no matter how simple or complex. We focus on small- to medium-volume membrane switch production and work with customer-supplied casings or can source them to order.

Our membrane switch capabilities include:

We can also produce rugged, extra-durable membrane switch panels. These switches are ideal for applications where the membrane switch may be subject to hard use or abuse due to harsh work environments.

K-Motion Membrane Switch Panels

Our K-motion membrane switch keypads feature conductive silver pad areas separated by screened dielectric spacers. This design is ideal for environments where low actuation forces are needed. Designed for superior durability, these membrane switches show no damage after actuation testing of 5 million cycles with 10 mil Velvet Lexan overlay.

Additional features include:

  • Dielectrically shielded to withstand voltage of 500 Volts DC for up to 120 seconds
  • Heat-stabilized 5 mil polyester material with 3M 200MP adhesives
  • Silver-filled and or carbon conductors with ultraviolet (UV) cured dielectric application.

Standard Specifications for Membrane Switch Panels

As a leading membrane switch panel manufacturer, we can meet most custom requirements. However, when designing our membrane switches, we operate within these standard specifications.


  • Operating temperature: -4° to 149°F (-20° to 65°C)
  • Storage temperature: -40° to 185°F (-40° to 85°C)
  • Seals: 3M permanent acrylic adhesive—special sealing options are available for wet environments
  • Travel: 0.003” to 0.015”
  • Operating force: 113grams to 2250grams
  • Operating voltage: 30 volts maximum
  • Operating current: 10 microamps to 100 milliamps, resistive
  • Closed-circuit resistance (dependent on size and layout): <100 ohms typical
  • Open circuit resistance: 10 megohms
  • Operating power: 1 watt maximum
  • Circuitry: X-Y matrix or one side common



Your Certified Manufacturer of Custom Membrane Keypads and Switches

Founded in 1972, Dyna-Graphics evolved from a small screen-printing company into an industry-leading membrane switch manufacturer. In addition to membrane switches, we also provide:

No matter your industry or application, we have the interface product to help you achieve your goals. We are also proud to be an ISO 9001:2015 certified HMI (Human Machine Interface) solutions company. All manufactured membrane switches and overlays are RoHS compliant, REACH compliant. We are also conflict minerals certified.

Get Started on Your Custom Membrane Switch Project Today

Request a quote or contact us to learn more about our custom membrane switches and membrane switch assemblies. We have the technology and expertise to bring your custom membrane switch designs to life.

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