Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

What do I need for a Parylene Coating Quote?

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 @ 07:30 AM

          Parylene’s (XY) reputation as the most versatile and reliable of major conformal coating materials is well-earned.  However, unlike liquid coatings –resins of acrylic, epoxy, silicone and urethane – parylene cannot be applied via relatively economical brush, dip or spray methods.  XY can be the most expensive of the major conformal coatings to use, a factor influenced both by:

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Conformal Coating Service Providers

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 @ 08:05 AM

Diamond-MT is a leader in the highly competitive conformal coatings’ industry:

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Three Things to Look for in Conformal Coating Services

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) interconnect microchips and similar electronic components etched or laminated onto flat fiberglass/plastic panels. A variety of conformal coatings – liquid resins of acrylic. epoxy, silicone or urethane and chemically inert parylene -- assure proper insulation for PCBs. Such environmental conditions as contamination from debris, humidity within the unit, solvent incursion or the impact of human handling are minimized by conformal protection, reducing performance degradation while prolonging assembly life.

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

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, May 13, 2016 @ 07:30 AM

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

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Tags: conformal coating, conformal coating service, conformal coating issues, conformal coating bubbles, conformal coating defects

Things to consider when Choosing a Parylene Coating Service Provider

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jul 10, 2015 @ 07:58 AM

Choosing parylene gets you half way to protecting your company's products with the best possible conformal coating.  To close the circle, unless you have invested in the proper equipment and training, you also need to choose the right service to apply the coating. The Parylene coating industry, while it is a fairly niche business, is still a competitive market, but the very few top-quality providers are relatively easy to identify. Here are some of the attributes that you should actively seek:

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Tags: conformal coating service, parylene coating service, NASA conformal coating, NASA-STD 8739.1A, parylene coating companies

Diamond-MT to Exhibit at IPC APEX in San Diego February 19-21, 2013!

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Feb 08, 2013 @ 09:04 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at IPC APEX 2013 in San Diego February 19-21, 2013.  Diamond-MT will be featuring its parylene coating services and conformal coating services as well as conformal coating equipment and consultation and training services.

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Conformal Coating Service: What to look for?

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, Jun 28, 2012 @ 08:48 AM

After you have decided to outsource conformal coating, it is time to evaluate and decide on a vendor.  What criteria should you use to evaluate your potential vendors and how should you make a final decision?

One thing to consider is the coating house’s experience level.  Developing solid procedures and processes for conformal coating take time and experience.  Many new vendors claim to be able to apply conformal coating as well as the experienced guys, but fall short whenever they run into issues they do not have the experience to troubleshoot.  It will be tough to get referrals from your coating house, as a lot of times they are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.  A good way to evaluate their experience level would be to ask how many years they have been in business and their typical weekly, monthly, and yearly volumes processed.  A visit to their facility, if warranted by the volume of the project, should give a good indication of the seriousness of their abilities. 

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coatings, conformal coating process, conformal coating service, parylene coating service

Different ways to deal with solvents in conformal coatings

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 09:55 AM

Option 1: Regularly measure the solvent exposure to operators.

Solvents can be used safely.  However, the exposure of the operator to the solvent fumes must be REGULARLY measured and RECORDED. This ensures a safe operating environment and if an OSHA problem does arise in the future, evidence exists to rule out the conformal coating process as the culprit.

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Tags: conformal coating, conformal coatings, conformal coating process, conformal coating solvents, conformal coating service, safety, conformal coating safety, solvents

Diamond-MT to exhibit at the Showcase for Commerce May 23-24, 2012

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, May 22, 2012 @ 10:36 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Showcase for Commerce in Johnstown, Pa through May 23-24, 2012.  Diamond-MT will be featuring its parylene coating services and conformal coating services as well as conformal coating equipment and consultation and training services.  

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Diamond-MT to Exhibit at MD&M East in Philadelphia May 22-24, 2012

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, May 18, 2012 @ 08:03 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at MD&M East in Philadelphia through May 22-24, 2012.  Diamond-MT will be featuring its parylene coating services and conformal coating services as well as conformal coating equipment and consultation and training services.   

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Diamond-MT to exhibit at the BIOMEDevice in Boston April 25-26

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Apr 17, 2012 @ 08:42 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at  BIOMEDevice in Boston through April 25-26, 2012.  Diamond-MT will be featuring its  parylene coating services and  conformal coating services as well as  conformal coating equipment and consultation and training services.     
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How Parylene Cost is Determined

Posted by Sean Horn on Mon, Apr 16, 2012 @ 03:34 PM

Parylene is often priced out to be one of the more expensive conformal coating options.  After a quick look at some of the cost factors, it will be easy to see why.  Three of the main factors that influence parylene cost are raw materials, labor, and lot volume. 

 Raw Materials – Parylene Dimer and Adhesion Promotion

 Parylene dimer is the raw form of parylene.  It is the solid inserted into the machine that is broken down through the deposition process.  Cost for parylene dimer can be anywhere from $200 to $5,000 per pound depending on the different type of dimer.  A typical coating run is around a pound of dimer.

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Check out our guide to HumiSeal 1A33!

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to have a very strong working knowledge of all conformal coatings.  As a result, we have launched a new guide for HumiSeal 1A33, a very popular urethane resin conformal coating.   

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating process, conformal coating methods, conformal coating service, conformal coating rework, HumiSeal, Humiseal 1A33

The Conformal Coating Process: An In-Depth Review

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Apr 11, 2012 @ 10:21 AM

Conformal Coating Process – Phase 1 – Prior to Parts Arrival

 Once we receive a purchase order from a customer, all of the pertinent information such as drawings, specifications, and special instructions are given to the quality department from our marketing team to create custom work instructions for that particular part.  If the material to be used has not yet been determined, we work with the customer to determine the best material for their application. 

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Check out our free guide to HumiSeal 1B31!

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Apr 06, 2012 @ 08:11 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce a new guide for HumiSeal 1B31 conformal coating. 

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Tags: acrylic conformal coating, Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating equipment, HumiSeal 1B31, conformal coating methods, conformal coating service, conformal coating removal, conformal coating rework

The conformal coating removal process

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 @ 06:48 AM

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How to get Repeatable Conformal Coating Thickness

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Mar 30, 2012 @ 01:56 PM

How to get Repeatable Conformal Coating Thickness

 Measuring your conformal coating thickness is one thing, however making it a reliable and repeatable thickness is something else all together.  There are three main ways of conformal coating application where a repeatable thickness can be obtained, however, a fair degree of training and skills are needed to achieve this. 

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Conformal Coating Process Decision Worksheet

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 @ 09:53 AM

Conformal Coating Process Decision Worksheet

A common objection we receive from potential customers is that they perform conformal coating in-house as opposed to out-sourcing the coating to a vendor.  Many factors are often overlooked when it comes to conformal coating, so let's go through a process decision worksheet that takes into account many variables before a final decision is reached.  

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