Custom masking boots can provide protection for many different types of components on a circuit board from ingress of coatings. In fact, they can form an integral part of a full masking solution in all of the conformal coating application
Molecular Vapor Deposition (MVD) is a new coating from Thin Film Partners that uses a hybrid coating process of alternating layers of ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) films combined with a hydrophobic final top coat. The
Silicone (inorganic) conformal coatings can be very different in nature to the organic chemistry coatings like the acrylics and polyurethane materials. For example, they tend to have a much wider temperature range of operation compared to the other conformal
For a conformal coating to be effective in protecting a circuit board it should be applied evenly over the circuit board assembly and it should have good adhesion. Otherwise, the circuit may suffer an early failure in the field. For
In conformal coating, there are many International, National and internal company standards for manufacture of coating materials, processing and inspection. The UL standards (and qualification) are used to qualify a conformal coating material to a certain specification. Therefore, it is
Whether to clean circuit boards before conformal coating is a well discussed problem. However, I thought it may be interesting to summarize the reasons for considering the cleaning process before coating as it can be critical to the success of
There are many fundamental differences in coatings. The Nano-coatings are no different. Here are five key facts about them. Fact 1: The Nano-coatings are extremely thin A Nano-coating is normally applied a lot thinner than an equivalent protective coating.