For conformal coating processing and inspection there are many different types of standards.
They include international, national, national trade bodies and internal company standards.
The purpose of standards is to give guidance for users on the quality of the conformal coating process.
For conformal coating standards there are two areas that they address.
- Conformal coating manufacture
- Conformal coating production process
These two areas are distinctly different.
Standards for conformal coating manufacture
These standards are used for the manufacture of the conformal coating.
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
- IEC 61086-1 ed2.0
These standards are used to test the quality of the conformal coating before use.
The standards can also be split in two other ways.
- Self-Certification: Those that the manufacturer follows and completes the testing themselves on their own conformal coatings.
- Independent: Those standards that are completed by independent laboratories on the customer coatings.
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Standards for the conformal coating process
The standards for processing conformal coatings are used by the end user of the coating in the production environment.
- IPC A 610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
- IPC-HDBK-830 Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings
Both standards are self-certifying and help the production team control their conformal coating processes.
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