Ask The Expert: Dave Prouse, Diamond SCH on Key Conformal Coating Inspection Challenges

Industry Experts, Suppliers, Coating Service Houses and Users were asked about their key conformal coating inspection challenges and Nexus has listed their responses below:

Dave Prouse, Diamond SCH, Automated Conformal Coating Inspection Systems

“We find the customer wants to initially see everything. When we show them they realise generally how poor most automated processes like robots are at meeing IPC standards. We show them bubbles in the wrong places which an operator cannot see with no magnification and they then don’t know what to do. Its like they have opened Pandora’s box.”

“We then have to work with them to adjust their coating process and improve their production before we can effectively use automated conformal coating inspection at the end of the line.”

Nexus Conformal Coating FEATURE: Conformal Coating Inspection: What do you see?

Each Month Nexus examine an important issue in conformal coating that is relevant to users, suppliers and distributors alike.
In August Nexus investigates key conformal coating inspection issues faced today by users and suppliers of conformal coatings, services and equipment. Experts in the area will be asked to point across their viewpoint and key areas of interest will be reviewed with a jargon busting area.
One of August’s features with Nexus was Conformal Coating Inspection: What do you see?
Summary
Conformal Coating Inspection is a key area in the conformal coating application process and a successfully coated Printed Circuit Board (PCB). This article looks at the conformal coating standards, what they actually mean, what you can see with new automated conformal coating inspection technology today and what you now need to consider if you want a reliable inspection process.

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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!

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