Complex User Interfaces

JN White® can manage the entire cycle of your complex user interface, from parts sourcing, to consulting on the feasibility and efficiency of your design, to prototyping, and to final shipment and inventory management. By using JN White® as a single source, you can reduce the cost and lead time of the full project.

Complex user interfaces are more than a simple membrane switch or graphic overlay – they are a full solution, combining multiple products and services into a single, final, product.

We consider an interface to be complex if it requires one or more of the following characteristics:

Each additional feature of the switch adds a new level of complexity to the final product.

We offer all of these services separately, but when bundled together, they create an end-to-end, complete solution for our clients, all managed by a single vendor.

How the Process Works

Design Consultation

Let’s start by taking a look at your designs. JN White® provides in-depth expert consultation on your part’s design and manufacturability. We offer fresh thinking, our extensive experience on what works and what doesn’t, along with money-saving suggestions on the most cost effective ways of getting your parts made.

Our design consultation, in-house 3D modeling, and quality-focused production process will perfectly translate your designs into manufacturable parts.

Don’t have a drawing of your parts? We can reverse-engineer a part by using it as a reference. We’re not just a “build from blueprint” manufacturer, we’re a collaborative partner.

With team expertise that includes electrical, mechanical and mechatronic engineering, as well as many years of specific manufacturing experience, we know how to help our customers bring their products to market.


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; they’re 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. Often 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 labels and overlays can be handled on very reasonable, single-lot charges.


Often the most complex custom interface products also require custom assembly. We use state-of-the-art techniques to assemble custom projects that incorporate our products and services in the final package—without defects, always with the highest quality imaginable. We can also print and include brochures, as well as any branding and labeling that’s required for shipping.


Before any product leaves our production facilities, it is tested for 100% functionality with testing equipment that is annually calibrated. Hipot (high-potential) testing is conducted throughout production to ensure switches are robust.

If needed, we can also test to ASTM (American Standards Test Methods).

Manage Inventory

At its core, our vendor managed inventory (VMI) program allows us to support our customer’s demands for reduced inventory, increased inventory turns and JIT (just in time) inventory management. These are key elements of lean manufacturing principles, wherein manufacturers try to push the burden of inventory as far upstream as possible. By tightening the entire supply chain, we work together to bring new efficiencies to the process.

Our digital capabilities help us eliminate complicated and costly set-up efforts. Our inventory management system gives us complete visibility and control over our entire live inventory. And our velocity scheduling approach helps drive all of our manufacturing activities to be more efficient than ever. It’s part of what makes JN White® different. We think differently, and our innovative solutions help us shrink lead times, reduce liabilities, and free up capacity.


Because we manage the entire process, we can also manage the shipment of your final product to your customers. You can expect shorter lead times and prompt, on-time delivery.

Why JN White®

For our customers, it all boils down to this: superior outcomes and an effortless experience from project start to product finish.

We’re experts in our field, and we’re not afraid to say so. We have amped up our printing and custom component capabilities, invested in the latest and greatest technology, and upped the ante for industry precision.

Because of our dedication to bringing our customers an unparalleled standard of quality and finish, we hire and retain the best engineers and personnel in the field, combining decades of experience into one company that has extensive experience solving challenges with complex user interfaces.

Considering a new vendor? Working with JN White® is frustration-free. Led by our New Business Development team, you’ll have a direct contact from concept to finished product. We’d love to have you on board.

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