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Focused on Results

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Our promise: consistently meeting or exceeding customer requirements, every hour of every day. It’s what we do.

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Conventional Graphic Ink vs. UV Graphic Ink - What's the Difference?

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Did you know that the graphic overlay (the top most layer of a membrane switch) is the most important layer? Sure the printed silver circuitry is extremely important, that is what makes the electronics work, however, the graphic layer is what tells the user where to push and what to expect. The graphic is the visual representation of the interface and is the only portion that the end user will see once a switch is mounted to an appliance, medical instrument or industrial control panel. 

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Force & Adhesive Testing Can Prevent Field Failures

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Human to Machine Interfaces (HMI) are how we communicate with devices. Of course, the printed circuitry on a membrane switch or touch sensor needs to work, but there are other factors that can have critical affects on the quality and functionality for the life of a device. Two that are often overlooked are the metal domes and adhesive.

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Xymox Won 4 Golden Image Awards

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The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) held their annual Golden Image Awards at the 2018 SGIA Expo. The Golden Image Awards, previously known as the Golden Squeegee Awards, celebrates industry-leading excellence and covers almost every item, no matter how complex, created by specialty imaging. Nearly 100 companies from around the world entered the competition, submitting several hundred entries in 53 product categories. If you print it, there is a category for you.

Xymox submitted four examples of screen printed electronics from client projects in 2018. All four Xymox entries received awards!

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Topics: conductive ink, silver ink, printed circuits, printed traces, membrane switch, membrane switches, printed circuit, screen printing, touch sensor, capacitive sensor, capacitive touch, backlighting, tactile switch, backlit icons

Xymox Case Studies: Optical Lamination

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Company A

Problem:

Company A’s products are 100% reliability driven. Their reputation is based on performance so quality suppliers are critical, and when an issue arises, they need quick and thorough support.

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Xymox Corporate Look Ahead

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With 2019 in full swing, Bob Hartline, Xymox President/CEO, revealed in an interview that Xymox has quite the year ahead. See for yourself:

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Made in the USA

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Competing in a global market has its challenges, one thing remains, "Made in the USA" is a powerful thing. In a previous blog post, Benefits of Working with a USA Based Manufacturer, we listed how companies benefit from working with domestic suppliers rather than going international. This topic is so important, especially now with more and more tariffs going into effect. Rather than writing another post about why you should consider staying domestic, we decided to ask a few of our customers why they choose to work with USA based suppliers/manufacturers, these were their responses:

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Xymox Got a Cobot

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Cobot = collaborative robot. It is meant to work in conjunction with the employees (not replace them).

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Self-Capacitive and Mutual-Capacitive Sensors...Round 2

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You may remember the first blog post on this topic which included Snoop Dogg and rubber snakes. It was so popular, it actually brought down the website….twice. Not really, but if interested in the first segment, click HERE.

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Topics: touch sensor, capacitive sensor, capacitive touch, self-capacitive, mutual-capacitive

Be the Spark!

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Xymox had the honor of giving a tour of our facility to 28 Milwaukee Public School 7th grade students.

"The mission of the [Be the Spark] program is to spark a student’s interest in a potential job or career so they can begin developing the skills and education pathways essential to their future success. These tours allow students to see that future beginning at one of Milwaukee’s exceptional local business." - Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)

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Topics: membrane switches, screen printing, touch sensor