Read Part 3 of our Series, “Key fundamental challenges in conformal coating production”, and understand how Staff affect conformal coating production

Selective Coating HR CROP 3How do staff interaction with the production process and affect the results?

When considering staff we are talking about everyone involved in the process. That is operators, technicians, supervisors and process engineers. For staff then there are three key areas. These can be considered as training, operation and troubleshooting.

Nexus takes a look at each of the areas individually.

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Read Part 3 of our Series, “Key fundamental challenges in conformal coating production” on how process control affects the line

Conformal Coated Circuit BoardPart 3 of this series of articles is launched this week where Dr Lee Hitchens examines how process control influences the production line.

Nexus has highlighted six critical areas that affect coating production and reduce performance on the line. These are the machines, materials, staff, process control, upstream processes and customer requirements.

In a series of six articles over the six weeks Nexus will attempt to highlight these six key areas and how the production line can be improved to achieve acceptable levels of defects.

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Conformal Coating Materials and How they affect Production

Conformal Coating Bubble defectsNexus has highlighted six critical areas that affect coating production and reduce performance on the line. These are the machines, materials, staff, process control, upstream processes and customer requirements.

In a series of six articles over the next six weeks Nexus will attempt to highlight these six key areas for production and how the production line can be improved to achieve acceptable levels of defects.

This week Dr Lee Hitchens will consider the conformal coating material itself and how it affects the selective conformal coating production process.

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Machines in Conformal Coating and How they affect Production

Conformal Coating Bubble defectsArticle by Dr Lee Hitchens

When I am asked to examine a conformal coating production line, and give my opinion on its effectiveness to produce the right work, I can be confronted with a wide range of setups. This can be from the most basic robotic system that coats a simple pattern and the operator has to control all the variables. Or, it can be a state of the art system with every known option present ultimately attempting to control the machine process. I say attempt because ultimately we are dealing with conformal coating liquids, people and the production environment. These are variables that affect the ability of the machine to do its job effectively and completely dependent on each of these factors.

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This article is one of six of the series, “What are the Key Fundamental Challenges in Conformal Coating Production to help you achieve Acceptable Production Targets?”

Conformal coating production is like any other part of the process. There are key fundamental challenges to be met to ensure targets and acceptable defect rates are set. However, understanding the variables that affect production and how these contribute to poor coating performance is critical to ensuring a high quality, efficient coating process.

Nexus has highlighted six critical areas that affect coating production and reduce performance on the line. These are the machines, materials, staff, process control, upstream processes and customer requirements.

In a series of six articles Nexus will attempt to highlight these six key areas for production and how the production line can be improved to achieve acceptable levels of defects.

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What are the Key Fundamental Challenges in Conformal Coating Production to help you achieve Acceptable Production Targets?

Conformal Coating Bubble defectsConformal coating production is like any other part of the process. There are key fundamental challenges to be met to ensure targets and acceptable defect rates are set. However, understanding the variables that affect production and how these contribute to poor coating performance is critical to ensuring a high quality, efficient coating process.

Nexus has highlighted six critical areas that affect coating production and reduce performance on the line. These are the machines, materials, staff, process control, upstream processes and customer requirements.

In a series of six articles over the next six weeks Nexus will attempt to highlight these six key areas for production and how the production line can be improved to achieve acceptable levels of defects.

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Ask The Expert: Dr Lee Hitchens, Nexus on Key Conformal Coating Material Challenges

“Out of all the Key Material Challenges I see on a regular basis, one of the most prolific is difficulties in adhesion to solder resist or to no clean residues and contaminants.“
 “It can be as basic as the coating just will not stick to the PCB or it runs away from areas on the PCB. At other times, it’s interpreting just how well the coating is stuck and determining if it’s good enough for the customer? Normally, this cannot be answered instantly and leads to some serious thinking!”

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Ask The Expert: Karl Hardcastle, SCH Services Ltd, Subcontract Conformal Coating Service on Key Conformal Coating Material Challenges

“One of the biggest issues we face is availability of the materials. As a subcontract coating house we generally have to use the coating selected by the customer. This can have dramatic issues occasionally when lead times on products can stretch into weeks or months and the customer wants the product now!”
“Conformal coating is one of the last processes on the PCB. Coating houses are normally making up the time lost in other areas. If you can plan the production to coincide with the material supply chain it’s a great help!”

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