Rapid prototypes can be produced in as little as 3 - 5 business days (design dependant). Our prototyping service also includes short runs and variable data options.
Reid Industrial rapid prototypes are ideal for product modelling, product launches, photo-shoots, exhibitions and client meetings.
Reid Industrial Graphic Products is a leading specialist manufacturer of Graphic Overlays, also known as Overlay Panels or Fascia Panels.
Whether you require a basic design, imaginative patterns, visually enhancing bright metallic finishes or coatings to give scratch resistance or antimicrobial protection, here at Reid Industrial we have the technology and know how to manufacture your Graphic Overlay Panel to the highest tolerances to Quality Standard AS/NZ ISO 9001:2015.
RFI Shielding for clear or tinted display windows or the entire control panel, can also be incorporated into the design.
Generally we use a range of Polycarbonate and Polyester materials in gloss, semi-gloss, matt and textured finishes. Other materials such as PETG, Acrylic and high specification materials can also be procured to your requirements.
Reid Industrial is a specialist leading Australian Membrane Switch manufacturer. This product, also known as Membrane Keypads are momentary switches with a user interface to control equipment and machines, and are generally a cost effective alternative for mechanical switches. The top layer is typically the graphical interface, also known as a graphic overlay, which identifies the functions being controlled using icons or text.
To improve the user experience, a membrane switch can be designed to provide haptic or visual feedback. A great example of tactile feel is through the use of tactile metal domes or poly-dome construction. Our thermal embossing process allows for precise embossing of various button designs and when this type of tactile feedback is used, a user will press a key or button and feel a ‘snap’ action as the dome is compressed.
A selection of metal tactile domes with varying actuation forces are available, our US supplier Snaptron specifies a life span of 5 million actuations. Further enhancements are achievable by utilising Duraswitch Push Gate Technology, thin designs that provide excellent solutions for next-generation products.
Reid Industrial is highly regarded within the Electronics Industry for design and supply of Membrane Switches and Flexible Printed Electronics for use in the most harshest of environments. Our robust switch designs have been independently laboratory tested and also tested by our customers in simulated extreme environmental testing.
Reid Industrial's Membrane Switches are used in industries such as Commercial Marine Autopilots, Super Yachts, Gaming Consoles, Pool Filtration, Electric Vehicle Filling Stations, Electricity Monitoring Devices, Air Rescue Helicopters, Aerospace, Agriculture and many more applications.
As mentioned in our Backlighting Technologies section, Reid Industrial has the technical and process capability to integrate surface mount components directly into the membrane switch design. Our stringent proprietary printing and pick and place process allows for reliable functionality of the SMT and SMD components onto the flexible substrates.
We understand your needs when it comes to Flexible Printed Electronics, so why not let us help you develop your next Capacitive Switch Sensor Project.
Capacitive Switches now offer many design options, with sliders and rotors available, all easily integrated with backlighting options into a single plug and play device. When Capacitive Switches are combined with the latest controllers, they are capable of a wide variety of functions such as water tolerance detection, noise filtering, auto tuning, re calibration, low power and proximity functionality.
They are sensitive through panels up to 10mm thick, even through gloved hands, making them excellent for use in industrial environments.
Australia's largest Air Conditioner manufacturer, Actron Air, has successfully completed a project to rebrand and retrofit existing wall controllers, utilising our Flexible Capacitive Switch Technology.
* Easy one step upgrade to existing established wall controllers.
* Hardcoated scatch resistant Gloss Acrylic incorporating SMD Led's.
* Utilising Optically Clear Acrylic for crystal clear LCD display.
The Reid Industrial Membrane QWERTY Keyboard can be designed to your graphic requirements, and by using our range of 3M adhesives becomes a completely sealed solution able to be used in the harshest environments and meet your IP expectations.
Utilising our extensive range of MacDermid Autotype hard coated polyester films allows for unlimited textures. Including Autotex AM (Antimicrobial) for those environments that require a germicide or Autotex Soft Touch for a silky smooth feel to your keyboard.
The Reid Industrial USB Keyboard Encoders are a simple plug and play device linked via a USB cable directly to your Windows PC environment.
The Reid Industrial USB Keyboard Encoder makes it easy to connect custom membrane QWERTY keypads to the USB keyboard port of a PC, by converting contact closures to Windows compatible PC USB keyboard codes.
We are an Australian leading specialist manufacturer of backlighting technologies and have a proprietary process and technical capability to integrate several backlighting technologies successfully into devices such as membrane switches and capacitive sensors. We can also incorporate NVIS to enable night vision capabilities if required.
Electronic devices featuring brightly glowing keypads have achieved wide acceptance in the marketplace. This is primarily because of carefully engineered flexible electroluminescent (EL) lamps. These selectively backlit keypads reveal numbers, letters, and other characters to create a fresh and uniform look.
Light emitting diodes (LED’s) provide uneven light across a keypad, resulting in some characters being too bright while others were barely visible. New-product designers had been demanding thinner, whiter, and more-uniform illumination than other technology is able to provide.
At Reid Industrial we firmly believe that printed antennas will be a critical aspect of achieving a wireless network system for Internet of Things applications. Printing various micro-strip Antennas with required level of customisation, durability, conform-ability is our core expertise.
These kinds of Antennas posses a wide range of applications for industries like Commercial Vehicles, Defence, Aerospace and Mobile Devices based on long and short range communication.
With the advent of Internet of Things, every wireless network system will need a well taught combination of relevant printed sensor and printed antennas for effective machine to machine communications.
At Reid Industrial we have expertise in customised printing of different types of sensors and antennas on flexible substrates. The design and requirements of Antennas from our customers/collaborator will be effectively implemented in close co-ordination with our Engineering and Production Teams.
Reid Industrial's Touchscreen Protectors are designed to safeguard your touchscreen interface from scratches and wear and tear. Made from durable anti-glare polyester, our touchscreen protectors can be fitted to any standard touchscreen terminal. The easy peel adhesive allows for hassle free replacement on the shop floor, which works exceptionally well when down time of the terminal is not permitted. You can purchase in bulk quantities for multiple terminals, or just have a spare on hand for when the unthinkable might occur. It’s always better, and usually cheaper, to have a damaged touchscreen protector, rather than a damaged touchscreen terminal.
Customised branding is a must for your touchscreen protector, ask us about design possibilities which can include coloured borders and corporate logo if required. As with our Graphic Overlays, printing is on the reverse side of the touchscreen protector, so the ink can’t be scratched off. Each touchscreen protector is specially designed to your exact specifications and can be embellished with tactile feedback embossing.
In the rapidly moving and consistently changing Flexible Printed Electronics & Sensors arena, Reid has recognised a need to be nimble, organised, and progressive in order to succeed in assisting our customers.
Solutions must be intelligently engineered and reliably built. We are proud of our ability to combine elements of engineered materials with innovative laminating, die cutting, wire attachment, and custom assembly.
For decades, Reid Industrial has created quality Flexible Electronics parts for the electronics, automotive, agriculture, medical, and communication industries using our ISO certified facility and Lean Manufacturing principles.
We believe that our strength lies in the ability to listen to our customer’s needs and effectively convert them into engineered solutions.
Most electronic devices until recently worked only with rigid substrates. Today, technology for materials, component design and manufacturing methods allow us to produce low power electronic circuitry that conforms to irregular shapes and surfaces, even those that are incorporated into devices on the human body.
This new approach to printed electronics is called many names, organic electronics, flexible electronics, conductive plastics, and many others.
This flexibility allows us to significantly improve the performance in applications such as medical devices, to wearable technology and many other industries.
Reid Industrial is highly regarded within the Electronics Industry for design and supply of Flexible Printed Electronics for use in the most harshest of environments. Our robust switch designs have been independently laboratory tested and also tested by our customers in simulated extreme environmental testing.
The Duraswitch PushGate® is a unique patented push button design that combines the advantages of discrete mechanical and flat panel membrane switches with a host of other benefits that make it ideal for next-generation products.
The thin profile PushGate® push buttons are cost effective and simple in design. Nothing in the marketplace today comes close to this technology for reliability and durability.
Its crisp, consistent tactile feel does not degrade over time differentiating it substantially from conventional mechanical and membrane switches.
If products that are resistant to weather, UV light, fading, chemicals, and abrasions are a must for your business, look no further than Reid Industrial’s Durable Screen Printed products. Selective & zoned adhesives, custom textures, and optically clear materials are features that are readily available to enhance your products.
With over 25 years of experience, we are able to offer our customers expanded capabilities to fulfill a wide variety of applications. Our membrane switches, overlay panels, capacitive switches and labels are permanent components on many of today’s high visibility products.
For years, Reid Industrial has been offering our customers extensive screen printing capabilities of membrane keypads and graphic overlays. Our goal is to give you the tools and capabilities to create and manufacture your entire part here, which saves you time and money. If you can imagine it, we can build it.
Reid Industrial Graphic Products is recognised as an industry-leading printed electronics company utilising the latest digital printing technologies. The technologies we utilise allow us to offer our customers high quality, short to medium run products including labels, decals, and membrane switch overlays with quick turnaround times. Cost savings are achieved by eliminating films, screens, and traditional material waste.
Our digital printing technologies allow us to produce parts with variable data, this includes custom numbering, bar codes, security features, and even fully variable images. These systems can be integrated with our digital finishing technologies, thus eliminating the need for tooling.
Our graphic and engineering design personnel work with clients to determine the best product design with the latest state-of-the-art technology. We provide complete converting and finishing options, and our processes adhere to ISO AS/NZ 9001:2015.
Reid Industrial provides RoHS, Certificate of Compliance and Material Traceability Certificates for our Aerospace and Defence industries customers, just ask our sales technicians if you require these documents with your next order .
Every product produced at Reid Industrial goes through rigorous review. We test for conformance to specific performance requirements identified at the design stage. Colour is always critical for products that represent your company in the market. Reliable electronic circuitry with repeatable resistance is important for switch performance. Every circuit on every Reid switch receives a verification for circuit integrity. Each LED is tested independently. Your product needs Reid Industrial Technology!
Reid Industrial have a full in-house colour-matching and ink-mixing department, offering total control from colour approval to dispatch. Utilising a computerised colour matching system we are able to offer total colour consistency from order to order.
Our accurate and calibrated system not only ensures perfect colour matching but also calculates the exact amount of ink required for each print run. This in turn eliminates waste and ultimately guarantees our customer’s products are being manufactured as ‘lean’ as possible.
We have the capabilities to match to any colour system (Pantone, RAL, BS, Munsell etc…), or a corporate hybrid. We can also offer phosphorescent or metallic blends. All colours are checked in a D65 light box before being released to production.
All of our Ink Technicians have been trained to industry-leading standards by the ink manufacturers. This in-depth training has given our technicians an understanding of inks on a molecular level, leading to a thorough knowledge of ink behaviour and colour control.
Whether you require graphic overlays, labels or membrane switches, we can guarantee perfect colour consistency every time.
With our team of professionals checking the progress and quality requirements at every step in the manufacturing process, you can be assured that your project is in good hands at Reid Industrial. Our in house Production Management System is under constant review to ensure that we always exceed our customers expectations. Did you know that our manufacturing system allows us to have full trace ability of our raw materials?
With our varied knowledge of plastic films, specialty pressure sensitive materials and adhesives; Reid Industrial has the ability to combine multiple custom converting techniques to enhance your unique constructions.
Our diverse capabilities include precision laser cutting, adhesive lamination, and custom precision die cutting. We also specialise in, hydro form embossing, liquid lensing and robotic pick and placing of smd components. By bringing these processes together, we are able to produce highly specified interface products for the electronics industry.
Product development cycles sometimes require the need for rapid prototyping or small production runs. Often this need is driven by milestones such as a proof-of-concept, the need to provide a product demo to your client or you simply have a requirement for small quantities of high quality graphic panels or labels.
Reid Industrial Graphic Products has made significant investments in equipment to achieve a completely digital production process. A State-of-the-art wide format digital printing press, high-speed laser cutting machines in conjunction with thermal embossing equipment have enabled Reid Industrial to dramatically reduce setup times, avoid expensive tooling costs, and shorten delivery times. Whilst we always place the highest priority on quality and utilise our full range of MacDermid Autotype and 3M product ranges, shorter than normal lead time is the over-riding factor in our prototyping and small production run services.
By utilising a digital workflow allows for seamless output of variable data, whether that is consecutive numbering or barcodes that are first or second surface printed.
Membrane Switches can also be produced as a prototype, which in essence is a small production run. The overlay layer however, can be either digitally printed or a traditional screen print, which can be embossed and have tactile metal domes. The circuit layers are fully-functional and screen printed using the same processes and standards as our production runs. These small quantities can also utilise our backlighting technologies, including EL and LED.
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