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Buttons for the Modern World

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Date: May 2, 2017

Mechanical buttons with moving parts are often the bottleneck for creating long-lasting, reliable products, that withstand tough wear and tear such as drops or spilled liquids. Simple on/off buttons as well as force touch buttons and even wheels and sliders can now be implemented on metal surfaces with no moving parts or holes using LDC, FDC, or CapTIvate products which utilize high resolution inductive or capacitive technologies. By offering a completely sealed surface, both the assembly process can be simplified and the aesthetics can have a unique look and feel that continues to work in harsh environments such as rain, dirt, etc. This session will cover an introduction to the technologies and provide support on technology/device selection as well as guidelines for assembling a working metal touch product for consumer, industrial, and home appliance applications.

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