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How Parylene Improves the Internet of Things

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

The Growing Internet of Things

The term Internet of Things ( IoT ) describes the expanding interactive capacities of smart networks of processing systems.  Increasingly communicating with each other, they drive enhanced smart automation in many fields, including: 

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How Parylene is Applied Compared to Other Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 21, 2015 @ 01:45 PM

Overall the generic name parylene describes a distinct collection of polycrystalline and linear organic coating materials with innumerable applications.  The essential basis of today's parylene N, p-xylene, was inadvertently synthesized at England's University of Manchester in 1947The filmy residue resulted after high-temperature heating of compounds of toulene and the xylenes polymerized into para-xylene.  The substance immediately demonstrated an exceptional capacity for generating the fine but resilient surface-covering that characterizes today's range of parylene conformal coatings.  

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Seven Key Parylene Challenges

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 14, 2015 @ 08:14 AM

Recognition of parylene's excellence as a conformal coating for many product uses has grown along with its application.  However, issues of barrier failure, current leakage, poor processing, and cost limit its further development and use.

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Silicone Conformal Coating vs Parylene

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 09:46 AM

Silicone and Parylene conformal coatings are a lot like humans and dogs. At first glance, we are very different from our canine friends. However, we have a lot in common -- noses, two eyes, hearts, dreams. In fact, we share 84 percent of our DNA with Rover (or Spot). So too with the two coatings. While both have some functional differences -- which we'll explore here -- they also have an important similarity. Parylene and Silicone are both some of the best choices for conformal coatings of your company's products.

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Understanding Parylene Deposition

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 31, 2015 @ 08:10 AM

Parylene's deposition process is unique among conformal coatings. Unlike others that start as a liquid, get deposited and dry, it starts as a solid. Parylene coating equipment turns it into a vapor, where it then deposits onto the substrate. This unique four-step method poses some challenges but also brings real advantages.

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Parylene coating vs conformal coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 @ 08:17 AM

Conformal Coatings

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Masking for Parylene Deposition

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 @ 07:15 AM

Masking and Parylene Deposition

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Things to consider when Choosing a Parylene Coating Service Provider

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 07:58 AM

Choosing parylene gets you half way to protecting your company's products with the best possible conformal coating.  To close the circle, unless you have invested in the proper equipment and training, you also need to choose the right service to apply the coating. The Parylene coating industry, while it is a fairly niche business, is still a competitive market, but the very few top-quality providers are relatively easy to identify. Here are some of the attributes that you should actively seek:

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Tags: conformal coating service, parylene coating service, NASA conformal coating, NASA-STD 8739.1A, parylene coating companies

Parylene vs Potting

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 03, 2015 @ 08:16 AM

If you have a printed circuit board or other item that needs protection, you typically have a choice between potting and conformal coating. While potting offers the largest and most powerful barrier against the outside world, it also carries some significant drawbacks. Conformal coating, especially with parylene, also offers a protective barrier, but does it without the challenges that potting poses.

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Printed Circuit Boards and Parylene

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jun 26, 2015 @ 08:00 AM

While Parylene can coat just about anything, one of its most common uses is for protecting printed circuit boards. Product engineers specify Parylene because it offers a unique blend of five capabilities.

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