Designing a conformal coating production line

 

When I consider what is required for a conformal coating process I first consider the trinity of conformal coating.

That is the circuit board design, the application process and the coating material to be used.

This is what I call the holistic approach to the conformal coating selection process.

Process flow chart 500

Designing the conformal coating production line

Once this task has been complete and I have the material and application method defined and it suits my circuit board I can then consider the production line as a whole.

For traditional liquid conformal coatings there are seven key stages when considering a conformal coating production line.

Not all stages may be used.

But, each stage should be considered for use when setting up a new conformal coating process.

The seven key stages:

  • Cleaning
  • Priming
  • Masking
  • Application Methods
  • De-Masking and finishing
  • Drying and Curing
  • Inspection

These seven stages combined give you the conformal coating production line.

Click the seven stages of the conformal coating production line to find out more about each of the key stages.


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Dr Lee Hitchens, Author of Nexus website and ebook
Dr Lee Hitchens, Author of Nexus

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