How to Remove Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 18, 2017

Failures of PCBs and similar electronic assemblies can occur despite the protection of conformal coating. Contributing reasons include:

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

When to Use Conformal Coating Removal Services

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Dec 2, 2016

It is possible to remove unwanted conformal coatings from PCBs in-shop.  The process can often be accomplished by either the assembly’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or an end-user, but the capacity to do so doesn’t always exist.  For these parties, conditions affecting the poor coating may: