What are Metal Domes and How to Choose the Right One?

Maybe you don’ t know it (metal dome), but maybe you use it (tactile domes) every day, no matter when you lock and unlock your car or play video games with your kids with the remote control, they (metal dome) could be found in all kinds of electronic products, because of them (metal dome), our lives become better and simple.

So what’s metal dome?

Metal dome (also you can call metal snap dome, or tactile metal dome), made of stainless steel, are momentary switch contacts that, when used in conjunction with a PCB, flex circuit, or membrane switch, become normally-open tactile switches. The life of all metal domes that Best Technology made can be at least one million cycles.

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Metal domes typically come in the following shapes:

Four legged

Triangle

Round

Oblong

Custom

How to choose the right one?

The engineers from Best Technology will work very closely with you to decide which kind of metal dome is best for you. Typically speaking, this decision is based on the force of the metal dome (i.e.how soft or hard of a press it takes to actuate the metal dome).

For the past few years, metal domes have grown ever more popular and become the go-to choice for most fields that require a tactile response.

Then, if you’re interested in learning more about our tactile domes, just contact us today. We can help you find the most appropriate tactile domes for your controls, and we will be very willing to answer any questions raised by you. Moreover, we manufacture our metal domes in a state-of-the-art clean room to minimize dust and other particles which are likely to interfere with switch operation or efficiency.

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