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Membrane keyboards and switches were invented several decades ago. Today membrane switches are the most effective solution for many applications. A membrane switch has become indispensable for devices used in industries ranging from medical and military to defense and manufacturing. In this article, we go over all the key information design engineers need to know about membrane switches to make the smartest choices for their applications. The first breakthrough in the history of membrane switches was the introduction of polyester as the base material. This eliminated the quality problems given that polyester can withstand 1 million operations.