Nexus Conformal Coating Research Program

Nexus, an independent conformal coating resource company, have launched an Independent Conformal Coating Research Project starting in September 2012. Why should your company take part?
Nexus is conducting a world-first, independent analysis of the most popular commercially available conformal coating materials and combining the data with the various application methods used to apply them, to provide you an unparalleled level of knowledge and insight.
The Research Program will be structured over two years and broken into 3 phases. The Research Program will look at all areas of conformal coating, cleaning and related reliability.
 

Phase 1: Conformal Coating Materials and Equipment Benchmarking

In an effort to answer these questions and many more Nexus will begin Phase 1 of a full ongoing Research Program in August. This Research will identify the best conformal coating materials, conformal coating application processes and ultimately value for money for customers in the world of electronics printed circuit board protection.

  • Upon completion of the research you will know:
  • Whether your Conformal Coating Material is the best available for your application including well known acrylic, urethane, silicone liquid conformal coatings and parylene coatings.
  • Whether your application process is giving you the best results from your material
  • Whether there is a significant difference in protection provided by the various conformal coating equipment and application methods
  • Just how good the new environmentally friendly conformal coatings are
  • Optimise your commercial costs through using the right conformal coating materials and equipment
  • Which materials and processes you should be considering for your new projects

To find out more click Two Year Conformal Coating Research Program

Click here to find out Why you should take part in the Conformal coating Research Program.

Just how good are the new environmentally friendly conformal coatings? Nexus Can answer this….

In an effort to answer this question and many more Nexus will begin Phase 1 of a full ongoing Conformal Coating Research Program in August.

This Research will identify the best conformal coating materials, conformal coating application processes and ultimately value for money for customers in the world of electronics printed circuit board protection.

The First Phase of the Research will:

  • Compare and rank the protective capability of a number new and well established conformal coatings including both liquid and parylene based materials, against single aggressive environments as well as the sequential load to provide a reliability enhancement index.
  • Compare and rank the performance capability of the commercial application methods including selective spraying, batch spraying, dipping and brushing.
  • Provide a cost comparison of coated assemblies and determine cost-benefit comparisons between coating materials and application processes combinations.

This research will be open to join by users and suppliers alike who wish to access the full unabridged data.

For further information on how to join the Program visit Nexus

Conformal Coating FIRST AID….Be Ready for Conformal Coating Problems Now

Be ready for process problems NOW

Conformal Coating FIRST AID….

Having an in-house conformal coating expert available to stop problems occurring or when problems occur deal with the issues is very expensive in today’s economic world.

Nexus can offer Support Contracts which can include

  • Full onsite assessment of the current conformal coating and other influencing processes with full risk analysis
  • Immediate help when problems do occur in solving the issues

Twelve Month Conformal Coating Support Contracts offered by Nexus are available here

Want to know What is the best Conformal Coating for your PCB?

Join the Nexus Conformal Coating Research Program

Join the Nexus research project and

  • Identify the best coating for your PCBs
  • Benchmark your  current processes
  • Access unique, independent research

The Research Starts August 2012

To receive an information pack on how you can gain access to the independent Research Program Contact Us Here


Nexus Exhibit at Farnborough to Announce Conformal Coating Research Program

Nexus are announcing their Research Program next week at the Farnborough Aerospace Show (FIA)

Some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that are asked of Nexus include:

  •    What is the the best conformal coating for my Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)?
  •     How good is the Conformal Coating I am using right now?
  •     Can I switch the conformal coating I am currently using?
  •     Just how good are the new environmentally friendly conformal coatings ?
  •     What conformal coating process should I use to give me the best protection for my board?
  •     Can I use a lower cost conformal coating and still achieve the same level of protection?

In an effort to answer these questions and many more Nexus will begin Phase 1 of a full ongoing Research Program in August.

This Research will identify the best conformal coating materials, conformal coating application processes and ultimately value for money for customers in the world of electronics printed circuit board protection.

The First Phase of the Research will:

  • Compare and rank the protective capability of a number new and well established conformal coatings including both liquid and parylene based materials, against single aggressive environments as well as the sequential load to provide a reliability enhancement index.
  • Compare and rank the performance capability of the commercial application methods including selective spraying, batch spraying, dipping and brushing.
  • Provide a cost comparison of coated assemblies and determine cost-benefit comparisons between coating materials and application processes combinations.

This research will be open to join by users and suppliers alike who wish to access the full unabridged data.

For further information on how to join the Program please go to Nexus

 

Nexus Announce Conformal Coating Research Program

Nexus Conformal Coating Research Program Some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that are asked of Nexus include:

  • What is the the best conformal coating for my Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)?
  • How good is the Conformal Coating I am using right now?
  • Can I switch the conformal coating I am currently using?
  • Just how good are the new environmentally friendly conformal coatings ?
  • What conformal coating process should I use to give me the best protection for my board?
  • Can I use a lower cost conformal coating and still achieve the same level of protection?
In an effort to answer these questions and many more Nexus will begin Phase 1 of a full ongoing Research Program in August.This Research will identify the best conformal coating materials, conformal coating application processes and ultimately value for money for customers in the world of electronics printed circuit board protection.
The First Phase of the Research will:

  • Compare and rank the protective capability of a number new and well established conformal coatings including both liquid and parylene based materials, against single aggressive environments as well as the sequential load to provide a reliability enhancement index.
  • Compare and rank the performance capability of the commercial application methods including selective spraying, batch spraying, dipping and brushing.
  • Provide a cost comparison of coated assemblies and determine cost-benefit comparisons between coating materials and application processes combinations.

This research will be open to join by users and suppliers alike who wish to access the full unabridged data.

For further information on how to join the Program please Complete the Research Information Request Form below or DOWNLOAD the flyer on the Research Program

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.

Nexus is an Independent Conformal Coating Resource and Database

Nexus brings together the accumulated knowledge of a group of conformal coating and electronics material dispensing consultants who provide a unique service, focussed on helping electronics manufacturing clients improve their conformal coating and electronics materials processes.

Nexus operate across North America, Europe and Asia and can provide a unique perspective to the rapidly growing conformal coating and electronics materials industry. Expertise is held in liquid and parylene coating, capital equipment sales and specifications and material, equipment and process specification, troubleshooting and training.

One of the founder members of Nexus is Dr Lee Hitchens PhD who has worked within the conformal coating industry for over 18 years. Until recently Dr Hitchens’ work included sales of conformal coating materials and capital robotic equipment in all areas of the world. However, he decided to form Nexus and become independent.

Dr Hitchens sums up Nexus,

“The demands on conformal coatings and the processes that apply them are becoming more and more complex with the exponential growth in electronics. Couple this with the knowledge gap and the lack of time to learn in most companies and you find a very difficult situation for most users.

Nexus is here to bridge the gap. Independent of all material and major capital equipment suppliers, our consultants can offer a unique perspective into conformal coating that users can tap into, as much or as little as needed. We can champion the user but also offer help to the supplier who needs to educate a rapidly growing market across the globe.”

Want to find out more about Nexus? Join us at Nexus3c.com

Have Nexus Benchmark your processes that affect the conformal coating line….

Nexus can assess your full facility and show how it influences the quality of your conformal coating process. The assessment of a customers current conformal coating processes against industry standards wall also aid improvement within the facility.

A typical project would include

  • a site visit to audit the customer’s conformal coating facilities and processes surrounding the conformal coating area.
  • Discussions with staff members regarding the conformal coating processes, understanding their needs for production, the requirements for the product to be protected by the conformal coating and any other issues such as commercial or health & safety restraints
  • Analysis of the conformal coating process findings with recommendations for further improvements delivered in a report for future reference

Talk to Nexus regarding Benchmarking your conformal coating process.

Use the Nexus Conformal Coating Benchmark Service to understand how good your conformal coating process is

Nexus have launched a bench mark service in the United Kingdom for companies who use conformal coatings. This is to help companies understand how good their current conformal coating process is and how it can be improved. This is a pilot scheme that if successful will be introduced to other countries.

This service will allow companies to access top consultants and understand how well their conformal coating processes are working by:

  1. UNDERSTAND YOUR CONFORMAL COATING PROCESSES
  2. IDENTIFY THE WEAKNESSES IN THE SYSTEM
  3. CORRECT THEM BEFORE THEY BECOME MAJOR PROBLEMS!

Find out more about what Nexus can offer with their Conformal Coating Bench Mark Service by contact us directly