Materials that can protect a circuit board from the environment around it

There are a variety of materials that can protect a circuit board from attack.

This protection allows these electronics to be used in many more applications ensuring reliable, long-term performance.

The process of protection by material coating can be done by several methods. These include:

  • Conformal coating
  • Encapsulation
  • Potting
  • Casting

Many names have been used interchangeably so there is some confusion of the terms.

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What is a Conformal Coating?

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What Does a Conformal Coating Actually Do?

2015-10-08 13.30.37 reduced and croppedA conformal coating can actually help in many ways by creating a barrier against attack during the lifetime of the circuit board.
This includes:

  • Creating a high degree of insulation protection across the circuit board.
  • Prevents contamination on the surface
  • Increase Dielectric Strength between components
  • Strengthen the board in the field

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What is a Conformal Coating?

A conformal coating is a protective, non-conductive layer of material that is applied to the printed circuit board assembly after the majority of circuit board assembly production is completed.

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Why use a conformal coating to protect a circuit board?

2015-10-08 13.30.37 reduced and croppedThere are several reasons for using a conformal coating to protect a Printed Circuit Board (PCB).

These include

  • Moisture Resistance
  • Corrosion
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Particulate protection
  • Rough Handling
  • Dielectric Strength
  • Chemical Attack

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Nexus Conformal Coating Ebook – Available free online now

2015-10-08 13.14.33 reduced sizeNexus has launched a new Ebook specifically for conformal coating for many different people.

Those people include design, production and process engineers who specify, introduce the new coating process and operate the production. It was also written for the technicians who complete the daily work.

The ebook was designed for the many stages that conformal coating could be considered.

Those stages can include

  1. Designing for coating
  2. Specification of materials, systems and process
  3. Production issues
  4. Process Control
  5. Repair of coating
  6. Troubleshooting your coating process.

The form of the book is instructional with the emphasis on practical information. There are many works in the market that cover the theory in more detail. However, the book was written from the point of view of getting to the important facts quickly with the knowledge behind that initial information structured in a logical manner.

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How to Select a Conformal Coating Process – The Holistic Approach

Choosing a conformal coating process is a complicated and involved process usually balancing a number of trade-offs and compromises. This is because of three major parts of the complete process that can offer different options and create difficult choices.

These parts are:

  1. The Conformal Coating Material Requirements
  2. The Application Method Selected
  3. The Circuit Board Design

When you consider these three points you have to balance them to create the best compromise solution that suits your requirements.  This is the Holistic Approach to conformal coating.

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