Ruggedization and Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Conformal coatings are non-conductive dielectric film-coverings applied over printed circuit boards (PCBs) to protect them from damage caused by chemical incursion, corrosion, current-leakage, dirt/dust, extreme temperatures, fungus, moisture, rain, salt-spray, wind and persistent, intensive vibrations both within and external to the device. These failure mechanisms can soon lead to PCB malfuncti

Military Conformal Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Nov 24, 2017

 

Best Electronics Coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Available in five basic material types, conformal coatings can be readily adapted as protective, insulating films for electronics. However, there can be some confusion about which type is best-suited for a specific use. Clearly defining the performance parameters for the component[s] to-be-coated helps coordinate the conformal film material with a unit’s functional requirements. Accurate assessm