Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

Parylene and Arathane 5750:  Low Outgassing Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 17, 2017 @ 07:35 AM

Outgassing occurs when previously adsorbed or occluded gases or water vapor are released from some material.  With respect to protective conformal coatings, outgassing encompasses the discharge of gases previously confined within a high-frequency printed circuit board (PCB) or similar assembly material, often resulting in functional difficulties. 

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NASA Certified and Similarly Rated Conformal Coating Companies

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 01, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

NASA certification is essential to aerospace conformal coating applications, and thus is sought after by many firms in the industry.  In addition to 8739.1, other NASA standards, such as ASTM E595 – a test developed by NASA to determine levels of coatings’ volatile content, appropriately screening low outgassing materials for use in space – are inspection and performance parameters applicable to aerospace uses. 

The AS9100/9120 and ISO9001 qualification are international aerospace standards for quality assurance, development, production, installation, and servicing also relevant to quality workmanship for aerospace products and the firms that manufacture them; equally relevant are IPC-CC-830 and IPC--A-610 classifications, from the Association Connecting Electronics Industries, often considered equivalent to NASA 8739.1 for aerospace conformal coatings.  Nadcap’s AC7120 Rev A - Nadcap Audit Criteria for Circuit Card Assemblies is also applicable. 

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NASA Inspection Criteria for Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jun 17, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

The Workmanship Standards developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) are essential to assuring reliable performance of the aeronautic, defense and space equipment it uses and monitors.  

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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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NASA conformal coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 @ 03:26 PM

NASA-STD 8739.1 is the Workmanship Standard for Polymeric Application on Electronic Assemblies, which describes NASA’s technical requirements, procedures, and documenting requirements for staking, conformal coating, bonding, and encapsulation of printed wiring boards and electronic assemblies.  Included are requirements which establish the responsibility for documenting, fabrication, and inspection procedures to be used for NASA work including supplier innovations, special processes, and changes in technology.  NASA-STD 8739.1 was initially released in August of 1999, with improvements and minor changes to the standard in recent years.  The current up-to-date revision is NASA-STD 8739.1A with Change 2.

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