Conformal Coating Boots vs Tape: Making the Right Choice

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jan 27, 2017

Masking tapes and boots both protect components for a selected range of masking functions.  Choosing between the two is crucial to achieving optimal masking protection.  Conductivity needs to be maintained in all cases.  In addition, such operational factors as the:

Conformal Coating Masking Boots

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Masking is necessary because conformal films like parylene and liquid coatings become insulative after drying, disturbing the performance of such critical components as connector contacts.  Custom reusable boots – also called caps or plugs — protect assembly parts in those keep-out areas that must not be coated.  In comparison to masking materials like tapes and […]

Different Types of Masking for Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Masking For Conformal Coating Printed circuit boards (PCBs) and related electrical assemblies benefit from the protection of conformal coatings.  However, because the films are insulative when dry, they can disrupt operation of the assemblies’ electrical components, items like capacitors, connector contacts, diodes, operational amplifiers, resistors, or transistors.  Conformal coating masking