Nexus July Newsletter almost ready to be sent out

Next week Nexus are launching two really interesting articles as part of the Nexus newsletter.

The first is a guest article from Warren Boomer of Thin Film Partners on why Parylene coating can cost more than traditional liquid conformal coatings can and how the price is calculated.

The second is  a review of where to start when selecting a conformal coating application process by Dr Lee Hitchens of Nexus.

Both can be read in the July newsletter being launched next week.

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Did you read the June Edition of the Nexus Newsletter?

We had two great articles on the Critical areas of designing for conformal coating and Why selecting a conformal coating can cost you a fortune!

We also launched our new Practical conformal coating masking section.

Want to read the June Newsletter?

Just click  Newsletter now and find out more.

 

 

Nexus June Newsletter available to download

This month’s newsletter contains two great articles on designing and selecting conformal coatings, a launch of a new section on practical masking and all of the many updates this month to the eBook.

Here’s an insight into what its all about!


Why selecting a conformal coating can cost you a fortune!

Choosing a coating to protect your product should be easy.

So, why does it go wrong so often?

Find out why and how to stop it happening.


The critical areas of designing for conformal coating

Are these phrases familiar on the conformal coating production line to you? “Who designed this process?”, “This is impossible. We can’t meet their requirements”, “How did they decide to coat this board this way?”

If so read on and prevent it happening to you.


NEW Practical masking for Conformal Coating Section

Nexus have collated a range of conformal coating masking videos looking at different materials including masking tapes, dots, liquid latex and masking boots. Find out more

Read our June 2016 Nexus Newsletter now.


How can we improve?

Let me know your thoughts on the content and how we can improve our services ?

Contact me directly lhitchens@nexus3c.com now.


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

Nexus May Newsletter available to download soon

This months newsletter from Nexus covers some interesting topics.

We have a new article on Molecular Vapour Deposition (MVD) – What is it? MVD could be the next Parylene material right now and research is going on to test it.

Find out more from our newsletter.

We also have launched a new chapter in our Ebook, Designing for Conformal coating covering both reliability and process design.

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Why hybrid processing of traditional conformal coatings and fluoropolymer, nanocoatings could improve your reliability

Traditional conformal coatings protect the circuit well if they are selected correctly. However, where the coating is not applied there is little or no protection.

Nano coatings (FC), ultra thin coatings of thickness <2μm, provide hydrophobic properties and don’t need masking.

The lack of need for masking is due to the coating thickness being so thin that there is no resistance to removing the material. This means the FC can coat all of the circuit including connectors and offer the protection of the coating.

However, this very fact means the FC coating is delicate to handle and may not provide the long term reliability needed like a traditional coating.

So, what if we could combine the two materials and have the properties of both?

The circuit board would have:

  • The long term protection due the traditional conformal coating
  • The hydrophobic nature due to the FC coating
  • Protection all across the circuit board

Nexus have been experimenting wth dual coating with both traditional conformal coatings and ultra-thin coatings.

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A circuit board with both conformal coating and a fluoropolymer (FC) coating applied. The FC material in the connector repels the water droplet that would normally capillary into the component.

The results are extremely interesting for potentially increasing the protection of the circuit without adding a significant amount of cost to the process.

To find out more read the Nexus Article The Rise of the Hybrid Conformal Coating to find out.

Need help with your process?

Contact us at Nexus and we can help solve your issues.

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The Newsletter for April is ready from Nexus

The April Newsletter for Nexus has been published.

Summary of content

  • The Rise of the Hybrid Coating Process: Mixing FC and AR!
  • What is Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)?
  • NEW Website and Ebook Launch

Click to read the Nexus Newsletter.

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Hybrid coating of a circuit board is where the traditional conformal coating is applied and then a fluoropolymer is applied on top. There are some great benefits potentially for this process. Read more in the newsletter

Coming up in Mays Newsletter

  • Molecular Vapour Deposition (MVD) – How does this compare with Parylene and other vapour deposition coatings?
  • Tin Whiskers – What’s the current understanding in conformal coating?
  • NEW Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) Coating Section
  • NEW Molecular Vapour Deposition (MVD) Coating Section
  • Practical masking for conformal coating Section
  • Design for conformal coating Section
  • NEW Spotlight Service

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Nexus Newsletter looks at Conformal Coating Subcontract Services and houses

In this issue Nexus reviews subcontract conformal coating services provided by coating houses and the problems faced today. If you want to subcontract out then read this article. Nexus is also looking closer at conformal coating defects related to the IPC Standards and why they occur? The technical article Who Do Defects Occur? gives some insight into how to solve most of the main issues that can stop the line and cause a lot of heartache.

Also, we are introducing a new section at Nexus this month called Conformal Coating101. This section answers all the questions about why we use coating, what it does etc and answers many of the questions we are regularly asked.

Finally, Nexus starts its Conformal Coating Workshop Program off in October and November in China and India, respectively and we confirm further dates for North America and Europe in the New Year.

Click Nexus Conformal Coating Newsletter to access the full details.

Nexus Conformal Coating Newsletter in September

The next Nexus Newsletter will be published in the middle of September. Covered within the issue will be articles including:

Main Feature – Subcontract Conformal Coating Services – A necessary evil or the ideal solution.

Technical Article – So you are considering outsourcing – What does that really cost?

Ask the Experts – Users and suppliers of subcontract service explain their viewpoint on challenges found in contract coating.

Got a Viewpoint on Conformal Coating Service to add to the Newsletter?

Contact Nexus and be part of the solution.

Nexus August Newsletter is now available and Features Conformal Coating AOI and Inspection

In the August issue Nexus investigates key conformal coating inspection issues faced today by users and suppliers of conformal coatings, services and equipment. Nexus is also pleased to confirm the participation of Conformal Coating Consultant, Bob Willis, in its online conformal coating webinars series and Global Workshop & Conferences Program which launch soon across Asia, Europe and North America. Also, we are pleased to announce that Nexus will be exhibiting at Nepcon China next month. Finally there is an interview with Nexus Consultant & Parylene Expert Mel Popovich.

FEATURE: Conformal Coating Inspection: What do you see? Inspection is a key area in conformal coating This feature looks at the standards, what they mean and what you see with new automated conformal coating inspection technology today.

FEATURE: Conformal Coating Defects: Definitions and images of common conformal coating failure mechanisms Nexus examines the defects you can find in conformal coating so you can recognise what your problem is!

If you are already a member visit Nexus and click for Nexus August Conformal Coating Newsletter

To join Nexus click Nexus Conformal Coating Resource Sign Up

Conformal Coating Newsletter From Nexus will be Available 13th July

The next Newsletter from Nexus will be available on July 13th.

In this Months issue Nexus will cover the Main Feature – Conformal Coating Material Challenges which will include

  • Ask The Experts – Challenges for users and suppliers
  • Technical Article – Key Material Challenges
  • Technical Article- Selecting a Material and a Supplier

Nexus will also cover the New Research Program through Focus on R&D- Why is Nexus carrying out the Research?
Nexus will also announce the New 12 Month Global Workshops Program

Sign Up for the Newsletter here.

Nexus July Newsletter focuses on Conformal Coating Material Challenges

The July issue of the Nexus Newsletter will focus on Conformal Coating Material Challenges. The issue will explore many areas including:

  • Expert Views from Materials and Equipment Suppliers, Users and Coating Service Providers  of both liquid and XY materials.
  • A technical article on the key material challenges including the issues of lead free processing, cleaning, adhesion and the standards
  • A guide on how to choose a material and a material supplier

Nexus will also be announcing a large material research project aimed at benchmarking all of the mainstream materials. The Research Program will be open to Suppliers and Users a like and will aim to show an independent view on material performance against standards and tests. These results will enable companies to determine how good their conformal  coating  material is and just what are the alternatives.

Register for the Nexus Newsletter in July.

PREVIEW: August Edition of the Nexus Newsletter will focus on Conformal coating Inspection, Automated Inspection and AOI.