Parylene Coating Blog by Diamond-MT

Diamond MT Melbourne, FL Facility Achieves AS9100/ISO9001 Accreditation

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

Company meets strict requirements for aerospace and defense markets in the Southeast.

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Tags: Diamond-MT, defense, parylene for aerospace, oil and gas

Why Conformal Coat

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

Printed circuit boards are extremely susceptible to a wide range of contaminants that can significantly damage or ruin them in a relatively short period of time. These contaminants include moisture, dust, and harmful chemicals. In addition, electronic circuits are also susceptible to extreme temperatures and environments.

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

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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What is a good thickness for acrylic conformal coating?

Posted by Sean Horn on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 10:57 AM

Acrylic conformal coatings, such as MG Chemicals 419C and Humiseal 1B31 are a very popular conformal coating choice.  They are used primarily for moisture protection on printed circuit boards.  Often times, they are the cheapest conformal coating to apply because of their easy to use nature.  As a result of this, people try to apply acrylic conformal coating as a DIY project.  An issue that arises frequently is an improper thickness of coating, resulting in lackluster protection.

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Tags: acrylic conformal coating, Diamond-MT, conformal coating thickness, type ar conformal coating

Diamond-MT to perform EMI/RFI Shielding!

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 07:32 AM

Diamond-MT is happy to announce that we are responding to consumer demand by offering EMI/RFI Shielding services.  Learn more about what EMI and RFI are and why you need to protect your products from them with our free report, EMI/RFI Shielding 101

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How to remove bubbles in conformal coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 08:39 AM

Last week, we discussed what the causes of bubbles in conformal coating are.  Now, let’s go through the various ways to remedy the bubbles.

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating rework, conformal coating issues, conformal coating inspection, conformal coating bubbles

Diamond SCH exhibiting at Electronica India in Bangalore in September

Posted by Sean Horn on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 09:18 AM

Diamond SCH Global Conformal Coating Solution Provider exhibiting at Electronica India in Bangalore in September

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating trade shows, SCH Technologies, Diamond-SCH

Diamond-SCH exhibiting at Nepcon Shenzhen Aug 28-30!

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 @ 08:06 AM

Diamond SCH Global Conformal Coating Solution Provider exhibiting at Nepcon Shenzhen next week

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Tags: parylene, parylene conformal coating, Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating trade shows, Nexus3C, RFI/EMI Shielding

Diamond-MT to exhibit at Farnborough Air Show July 9-12, 2012!

Posted by Sean Horn on Fri, Jun 29, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

Diamond-MT is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Farnborough Air Show through July 9-12, 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.  Diamond-MT will be there to represent its interest in Nexus3C, a hub of information for the conformal coating industry.   

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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

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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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating equipment, conformal coating trade shows, conformal coating service, parylene coating service, About Us

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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Typical Conformal Coatings Used

Posted by Sean Horn on Thu, May 10, 2012 @ 08:59 AM

Different conformal coatings have a wide range of uses throughout many different industries.  While originally founded for the electronics industry, because of the benefits of using conformal coatings, it has branched into many other fields most notably medical, automotive, and LED.

 Medical Conformal Coatings Used

 While all conformal coating types can be used for different applications, for many medical devices, parylene is the way to go.  Because parylene is biologically inert, FDA approval of parylene coated devices is well-documented. The coatings comply with USP Class VI plastics requirements and are MIL-I-46058C / IPC-CC-830B listed.  Another benefit for medical devices such as stents and catheters is that parylene is entirely conformal, meaning that component configurations with sharp edges, points, flat surfaces, crevices or exposed internal surfaces are coated uniformly without voids or pinholes.

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Tags: parylene conformal coating, parylene coating process, Diamond-MT, conformal coating, silicone conformal coating, conformal coatings, LED conformal coating, Automotive conformal coatings, Medical conformal coatings, conformal coating standards

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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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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Tin Whisker Mitigation and Conformal Coating

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Apr 10, 2012 @ 09:35 AM

 WHAT ARE TIN WHISKERS

 Tin whiskers are electrically conductive, crystalline structures of tin that sometimes grow from surfaces where tin (especially electroplated tin) is used as a final finish.  Tin whiskers typically grow from lengths of 1-2 millimeters (mm) but have been observed to lengths in excess of 10 mm.  Electronic system failures have been attributed to short circuits caused by tin whiskers that bridge closely-spaced circuit elements maintained at different electrical potentials.

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating, tin whiskers, tin whisker mitigation, urethane resin

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

**General disclaimer**

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Tags: Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating equipment, conformal coating methods, conformal coating service, conformal coating removal, conformal coating rework

All about the Parylene Coating Process

Posted by Sean Horn on Tue, Apr 03, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

Parylene 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. 

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Tags: parylene, parylene process, parylene deposition, Diamond-MT, conformal coating, parylene adhesion, parylene coating service

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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Tags: dip coating equipment, Diamond-MT, conformal coating, conformal coating equipment, conformal coating methods, conformal coating service

Welcome to Diamond-MT's conformal coating blog!

Posted by Sean Horn on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

 Welcome to Diamond-MT's conformal coating blog!  We are just beginning the blogging process, but expect many posts covering conformal coating, equipment, parylene, and the issues surrounding the conformal coating industry. 

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