Find out more about companies providing conformal coating equipment, materials and services with Nexus

Suppliers Section

Nexus provide a Suppliers Section for users of the site.

These are companies who provide materials, equipment or services for the thin film technologies markets.

We provide details on their products and services as well as their contact information in an easily searchable section of our website.

These sections include:

  • Supplier Directories
  • Supplier Profiles
  • Spotlight Services

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Supplier Directories

The directories section of Nexus that provides supplier lists by country and product.

They include directories for:

  • Independent coating services
  • Coating materials
  • Masking materials
  • Coating equipment
  • Cleaning materials
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Training and consultancy

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Supplier Profile

An individual page on a coating company providing some details on what services and products they provide.

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Spotlight Services

The service highlights new products coming to market that relate to thin film technologies.

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China Nexus Workshop Topic: The Conformal Coating Process – Are you in control?

Nexus are to hold a FREE conformal coating workshop in the Diamond SCH coating facility in Shenzhen China on the 17th October 2012.

Topics include Process Control of Conformal Coating : How do you keep control of your coating line and ensure your customer stays happy? this presentation addresses many of the process issues found on a conformal coating line and shows how to control these variables using measurement systems and the appropriate methods.

Want to control your conformal coating process? Watch this presentation.

This One-day workshop will be held at the Diamond SCH Conformal Coating Facility. The address is 3rd Floor, A5 Building, Tianrui Industrial Park, Fuyuan Road1, FuYong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China.

Click  Shenzhen China Conformal Coating Workshop October 2012 for further information or book your place.

China Nexus Workshop Topic: Encapsulation and Potting – Where do they fit in compared to conformal coatings?

Nexus are to hold a FREE conformal coating workshop in the Diamond SCH coating facility in Shenzhen China on the 17th October 2012.

Topics include Encapsulation and Potting – Where do they fit in compared to conformal coatings? This presentation looks at the role of encapsulation and potting relative to conformal coatings and discusses where the boundaries lie in using one material reliably compared to the next.

For example, if you want to waterproof a PCB what coating, encapsulant or potting material should you use? Watch this presentation and find out more.

This One-day workshop will be held at the Diamond SCH Conformal Coating Facility. The address is 3rd Floor, A5 Building, Tianrui Industrial Park, Fuyuan Road1, FuYong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China.

Click  Shenzhen China Conformal Coating Workshop October 2012 for further information or book your place.

China Nexus Workshop Topic: RFI / EMI Shielding- A basic understanding

Nexus are to hold a FREE conformal coating workshop in the Diamond SCH coating facility in Shenzhen China on the 17th October 2012.

Topics include RFI Shielding Coating – A basic understanding which is a presentation looking at issues such as what RFI Shielding coatings are, why they are used, where they are applied and selection of the appropriate coating for your application.

Want to protect your circuit board from RFI / EMI interference and don’t know how to do it? Don’t miss this presentation.

This One-day workshop will be held at the Diamond SCH Conformal Coating Facility. The address is 3rd Floor, A5 Building, Tianrui Industrial Park, Fuyuan Road1, FuYong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China.

Click  Shenzhen China Conformal Coating Workshop October 2012 for further information or book your place.

China Nexus Workshop Topic: Conformal Coating – Select the right application system with the right material or not!

Nexus are to hold a FREE conformal coating workshop in the Diamond SCH coating facility in Shenzhen China on the 17th October 2012.

Topics include selection of the right application system with the right conformal coating material or what happens if you get it wrong!

This presentation will examine all of the generic conformal coating materials used in the electronics industry and answer where and when they should be used with the various conformal coating equipment or processes available.

Want to choose the right conformal coating equipment for your conformal coating material? Don’t miss this presentation.

This One-day workshop will be held at the Diamond SCH Conformal Coating Facility. The address is 3rd Floor, A5 Building, Tianrui Industrial Park, Fuyuan Road1, FuYong Town, Baoan District, Shenzhen, China.

Click  Shenzhen China Conformal Coating Workshop October 2012 for further information or book your place.

Diamond SCH, the Global Conformal Coating Solution Provider, will be exhibiting at Electronica India this year.

Diamond SCH will offer liquid, parylene and RFI / EMI shielding subcontract coating services, distribution of electronics process materials such as MG Chemicals RF shielding coatings, sales of conformal coating equipment including automated inspection and batch application systems and training & consultancy through the Nexus franchise to the  Asian markets

Recently, Diamond SCH officially launched a New Subcontract Conformal Coating Service in Shenzhen China in August at the Nepcon Shenzhen Show. As part of this Asian expansion Diamond SCH are also looking to expand into India.

Sean Horn, Vice President of Diamond MT, Parylene and Liquid Conformal coating Supplier in the USA, considered the original decision to form the joint company, Diamond SCH with SCH Technologies, a UK conformal coating solutions provider.

“When we considered that both Diamond MT and SCH Technologies are experts in coating services in North America and Europe it made complete sense to have a joint venture of some description. The staff and management from both companies had a similar attitude towards helping customers and producing the best results so we can now offer a global service to customers wherever they are whether it is contract services, equipment solutions, material distribution or technical support.”

Contact Diamond SCH, Global Conformal Coating Solution Provider through the website or visit the Stand at the Electronica Show number 3507 and discuss your conformal coating requirements.

Conformal Coating Suppliers In the Spotlight: Diamond SCH

Diamond SCH officially launch their New Subcontract Conformal Coating Service in Shenzhen China in August at the Nepcon Shenzhen Show

Diamond SCH will offer liquid, parylene and RFI / EMI shielding subcontract coating services to the China and Asian markets and the new facility will include equipment such as spray booths, a selective robot, dip coating and parylene vapour deposition systems.

Click Diamond SCH China Subcontract Conformal Coating Service to read the full article

Each Month the Conformal Coating Supplier Database highlights manufacturers of Conformal Coating Equipment and Materials, Conformal Coating Service Providers, Distributors, Training Suppliers and Consultants to give users of the database the chance to see cutting edge news and stories.

World Wide Conformal Coating Workshops and Conference Tour from Nexus

World Wide Conformal Coating Workshops Tour

Nexus are to hold a series of workshops starting in October 2012 across Asia, Europe and North America. These workshops will address all of the main topics connected to Conformal Coating, providing education and cutting edge knowledge to engineers concerned with the process.

Areas to be covered in the series of Conformal Coating Workshops include:

These One day workshops will be held at a range of venues starting in Asia in October. Conformal Coating Users can attend and view a series of presentations throughout the day plus speak with all the relevant suppliers at a table top section.

Click for information on Global Conformal Coating Workshop Program

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.

Why Should Nexus Carry Out Conformal Coating Research Now?

 The interest in, awareness of and need for conformal coating has never been greater.  With the continued drive towards miniaturisation, increased performance expectations among users and the ever more diverse and unexpected operating environments encountered, increasing the reliability of electronic assemblies becomes increasingly more of a challenge.
Conformal coatings have long been used in military and aerospace environments, and more recently have become more prevalent in automotive electronics as an additional level of protection to prevent corrosion and other failures due to humidity and condensation.  Increasingly, however, industrial control electronics and even consumer devices require coating to survive their warranty period, and provide a consumer acceptable lifetime.
Increasingly, western designed electronics are being manufactured and sold in developing economies, and encountering operating environments for which they were not designed, with high levels of humidity and pollution, resulting in some fairly corrosive operating environments.  Many OEM’s have encountered these kinds of issues, and often, the addition of a protective layer of conformal coating has been a more cost-effective solution than redesigning the device, electronics and or enclosures.
A Tale of Two Countries
One OEM of which we are aware had a monthly warranty claim in India alone of $600,000, for a mature, uncoated product design that had warranty claims in the region of $10,000 per year in North America.  The company’s brand image was suffering and senior management was ‘deeply concerned with finding a solution’.
One year after instigating a conformal coating process, this OEM now has warranty claims of under $10,000 in India.  The OEM achieved an ROI of greater than 60%, with a less than two month payback.  The Senior Leadership team is delighted, the operations manager responsible for the implementation was promoted to a global corporate role and they are looking to implement coating on all new designs and adopting a ‘design for coating’ mantra, based on their experiences over the last year.  All in all, a total success story?
Well not quite.  It took them three months to identify and prove the root cause failure mechanism was corrosion due to the cocktail of sulfides and nitroxides, present in significant quantities in the polluted indian cities, mixing with humidity and condensing as acidic solutions on the electronics, in a similar fashion to the ‘acid rain’ phenomenon so familiar in the west.
After they had diagnosed the failure mechanism, it took them two more months to decide on conformal coating, rather than changing the housing, gasketing the housing or potting as solutions.  Then they decided to adopt the conformal coating used by their parent company on the basis ‘if it was  tested and found good enough for them, it would be good enough for us’.
They then coated assemblies for test, by hand using an aerosol spray can, and ran them through a 3 month much shortened verification campaign, at the end of which all the units bar one had failed dismally.  2 weeks later they had a failure report which attributed most of the failures to either ‘the conformal coating material was not able to protect the circuit from the test environment’ or that ‘poor coverage and bad application technique were responsible for the failures’.
The engineering team gets smart
Thankfully, the failure analysis brought the operations team into the equation, since if the application method was important, then that should be considered as part of the solution.  The operations team got the selective coating equipment suppliers involved, and a partnership with the conformal coating material supplier was formed.
The manufacturers of the materials and equipment provided some actionable input, and a new set of assemblies was coated with a robot and a different (much more expensive) material and  subjected to the test regime.
Three months later all of the test units had survived the accelerated test, the material was fast-tracked through the corporate qualification program (another two months) since it was unknown and untested by them, and the implementation program began with another two month lead time on production equipment.
The real cost of implementation
The OEM had still been stuck with the warranty claims throughout the process development of nearly one year (approx $7,200,000)
Laboratory testing at an outsourced laboratory for the 6 months of actual validation, the expedited failure analysis report and the cost of corporate qualification cost the program close to $500,000
The overhead cost of the project team with an equivalent ten full-time members ran to nearly $1,000,000
The opportunity cost was unmeasured, but the same team were required to solve a soldering defect which was deferred.
The damage to the brand reputation of the additional year’s field failures and warranty returns.
The capital equipment for five production lines ran to $600,000
The material expenditure ran at $300,000 per annum
Total Investment = $9,300,000
Payback = 31 Months
3 Yr Return = 1%
5 Yr Return = 4%
Of course, the big number here is the length of time during which they continued to field warranty claims (and pay the project team, and an extra set of lab tests and more delay due to the false start with the original material and application method).  The selection of which was based on a bad assumption, and could very well be made again.  Was it the material or was it the application method that caused the failures in the first round of testing?  Is there a way to separate the two?  Does this dilemma sound familiar?
Is there a better way?
Conformal Coating is a process, not a material.  Not all materials and processes are created equally.  When it comes to increasing the reliability of your printed circuit assemblies in harsh operating conditions, you need to know which conformal coating materials and application processes provide the best levels of protection for your assembly.
Nexus, THE conformal coating consulting company, is conducting a world-first, independent research analysis of the most popular commercially available conformal coating materials and the various application methods used to apply them, to provide you an unparalleled level of knowledge and insight.  Upon completion of the research you will know:
• Whether your material is the best available or most suitable for your application
• Whether your conformal coating application process is giving you the best results from your material
• Whether there is a significant difference in protection provided by the various application methods.
• Which materials and processes you should be considering for your new (or legacy) projects.
Had the OEM team been armed with this report, they would have known that the initial conformal coating material selection and application method was or was not suitable and could have saved half of the time (and  $4,500,000) they spent on this project, reducing the payback by seven months to 24 months, improving returns to a more respectable 5% and 9%, reducing the damage to their brand reputation and moved onto solving the solder defect quicker, thus compounding their savings.