How to Choose Between Potting and Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Protection of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is most often achieved with either potting or conformal coating.  The selection of which method to use depends upon the PCB’s purpose and how much protection it requires.  Potting offers the strongest shielding barrier, but is also affected by a range of operational disadvantages that can offset its functional […]

Conformal Coating Specifications: Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Understanding the characteristics of various conformal coating types, and their interactions with the extreme range of products and materials to which they are applied, ensures optimal function, performance reliability and product-life.   Designers and users of conformal coatings should be aware of the properties of various types of conformal coatings and their interactions with the parts/materi

How to Measure Conformal Coating Thickness

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 19, 2016

Methods for Measuring Conformal Coating Thickness