Conformal Coating Removal Standards

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Feb 17, 2017

If problems in a conformal coating defy reliable repair, coating removal may be the only solution.  Removing conformal coating from PCBs requires matching removal methodology with coating type and the component’s function.  A variety of factors – bubbles/voids, coating thickness, component failure, inadequate masking, poor adhesion, surface finish, among many others – can necessitate coati

Cracking in Conformal Coating: Major Causes and Preventative Strategies

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Feb 10, 2017

Conformal coatings protect printed circuit boards (PCBs) and similar electronic assemblies used for a wide range of aerospace, automotive, consumer, defense and medical applications.  Coatings effectively cover PCBs, shielding them from contaminants, liquid incursions, temperature fluctuations and other conditions potentially hazardous to component performance.  However, problems can develop if

9 Questions to Ask About Contamination, Cleaning, Failures, and Defects in Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, May 20, 2016

How do you ensure that a potential conformal coating provider has the professional credentials and expertise necessary to avoid costly mistakes?