Automotive Industry

Tech companies are now entering the automotive industry, developing solutions and manufacturing vehicles that are fitted with their innovative products. New demand mean manufacturers are depending more and more on their supply chain partners to help them succeed. At JN White, We have years of experience in designing membrane switches for the Automotive Industry.

Automotive Membrane Switch Capabilities

Durable Materials

The automotive industry relies on durable components for a high-quality piece of equipment. These devices need to work and be reliable for years at a time, even as they are used on a daily or even hourly basis.

This means components need to have that same level of durability. Buttons and switches that are pushed require lifetime actuation, and materials and graphic overlays need to withstand a range of environments, moisture, and perhaps even chemical cleaners. Material selection is critical, and we have a great deal of expertise in this area after working for years in the industrial electronics industry.

Our engineers work closely with our customers to determine the best option based on their unique applications, product requirements, and budgetary constraints.

 

Prototyping

Our 4-step rapid prototyping process can save you time and money. More importantly, it’s a proven approach designed to get your product to market faster. That’s because our prototypes are not facsimiles made of sub-standard materials. These are fully functional parts and components, built with the robustness of a true production product and ready for rigorous application testing.We specialize in the rapid prototyping of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and labels. Check with us to see what we can do for your design in our current schedule. In a week or less, we can deliver as many labels or overlays that can be laid out on two 12×18 sheets of material. Both can be handled on very reasonable, single-lot charges. Please contact us for custom requests.

Backlighting

On a daily basis, we work with custom color LEDs, fiber-optic panels, diffusion materials, and opacity solutions including black gasketing materials to provide precise control of lighting panels. Our engineers can help you select the backlighting system that is ideal for your product, delivering assemblies that help drive great brand impressions and meet critical design goals.

Visual Impact

The design of the user interface can also have a powerful impact on both your brand and the buying cycle. While functionality is the paramount concern, buyers and recommenders can still be influenced by impactful visuals, compelling graphics, and a premium high-tech look. We can help you implement the ideal mix of textures, finishes, and colors. You can stay on-brand, on-market, and project exactly the image you require. Digital printing offers additional, highly cost-effective design options, as we can print true photographic images and create nearly any look.

 

See Our Work in the Automotive Industry

RUGGARDIZED TACTICAL VEHICLE ASSEMBLY

A DoD manufacturer reached out to JN White® to assist in the engineering of a complex membrane assembly (this one is not a switch) with a unique backlighting solution that incorporated light-diffusing layers, side-firing LEDs, and dead front paneling.  The product, which is a rectangular interface with three large warning lights, needed the warning lights to be invisible when inactive and highly visible when active.

3D MODELING FOR MANUFACTURING CASE STUDY

A global manufacturing customer approached JN White® for assistance engineering a new, complex manufacturing membrane switch. The project required many iterations, 3D modeling and extensive engineering support. In the end, the virtual prototype produced by JN White® provided the customer assurance that they would receive exactly what they needed within appropriate tolerances.

Design and Development

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JN White is an ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR-certified manufacturer of membrane switches, graphic overlays, and custom labels. All of our products are Made In The U.S.A. We specialize in the design and manufacture of complex graphic overlays, complex membrane switch keyboards, assembly and membrane switch testing. Our supporting products and services include: rapid prototyping; electronic shielding (ESD); backlighting (including addressable LEDs); design & development; vendor managed inventory (VMI); and medical device, UDI and UL label constructions. JN White works with global brands in the aerospace, medical device, medical instruments, industrial electronics, consumer appliance and defense (or military/DoD) industries. Made in America. Made in the U.S.