Design Rules for circuits to be conformal coated by Selective Robot

Selectively coating a circuit board with a robot can be a simple process.

However, for too many designers, conformal coating is simply a part number, to be applied to circuit boards.

This failure to appreciate the subtleties of the selective robot application process can result in an un-coatable (at least as specified) assembly process.

Follow our conformal coating design rules and save time, money and pain!

Every company has its own horror stories and folk lore about the challenges faced when conformal coating an assembly to successfully meet the designer’s specification.

It is almost certain that the majority of these ‘nightmare’ scenarios could have been headed off during the design and or prototyping stages of development.

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Trying to coat connectors right up to the base of the component is going to challenge even the best engineers. Apply some conformal coating Design Rules and avoid these problems!

The design rules for conformal coating are straightforward.

Follow them and you can save money and time in your application process.

However, if the rules are not followed, the resultant circuit board design can challenge even the most sophisticated conformal coating system and its operator to achieve the finish desired.

Find out more about Conformal Coating Design Rules for Selective Robot Systems.

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Book your place on the Nexus Webinar: Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application & Reliability which will be held on the 12th November 2012

The Nexus webinar: Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application & Reliability will be held on the 12th November. 

Conformal coating may be a new process to many people and its important to have a good grounding in the fundamentals before embarking on the use of coatings. An incorrect choice at the design stage can add significant cost to the product without the desired benefits. Correct selection of components and application techniques can significantly reduce cost by reducing or eliminating masking steps. A key step during design is to assess the effective reliability prior to going into full production.

Topics will include:

Why conformal coating is necessary
Types of material and their benefits
Design engineers check list
Coating application methods
Testing product reliability

Click Conformal Coating Webinars: Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application & Reliability for further information

Nexus Series of Conformal Coating Webinars: Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application and Reliability

Nexus are to hold a series of webinars on conformal coating topics in the Autumn of 2012.The series of four online conformal coating webinars will cover the following topics and each last 90 min. The next webinar will be:

Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application & Reliability
12th November 2012

Conformal coating may be a new process to many people and its important to have a good grounding in the fundamentals before embarking on the use of coatings. An incorrect choice at the design stage can add significant cost to the product without the desired benefits. Correct selection of components and application techniques can significantly reduce cost by reducing or eliminating masking steps. A key step during design is to assess the effective reliability prior to going into full production.

Topics will include:

Why conformal coating is necessary
Types of material and their benefits
Design engineers check list
Coating application methods
Testing product reliability

Click Conformal Coating Webinars: Conformal Coating Guide to Design, Application & Reliability for further information

Nexus are Exhibiting at the SMART Group European Conference on Packaging, Assembly and Reliability plus Table Top Exhibition

Nexus will have a table top display at the SMART Group European Conference next month on the 18-19th September in Thame, England.
The conference is titled The Big Zero Conference – Design and Build Reliability and if your goal is O% rework, O% field failures SMART Group’s exciting 2 day conference is for you! This year we are concentrating on design, production and reliability of electronic assemblies with particular emphasis on new components and assembly technologies.

Topics include:
Design for manufacture and reliability of high density devices
Design, fabrication and reliability of advanced circuit boards
Solder paste application and alloy selection for high density interconnection
Soldering of high density packages
Cleaning and conformal coating
Component packaging developments
Thermal management
Mitigation techniques for tin whiskers
Reliability and testing regimes
Novel materials, bonding, processing, packaging techniques and technologies
Come and listen to industry experts and take time to work with Nexus on your conformal coating requirements. For further details on the conference click SMART Group European Conference on Packaging, Assembly and Reliability plus Table Top Exhibition