Which conformal coating standards do you need in the production process?

For conformal coating processing and inspection there are many different types of standards.

They include international, national, national trade bodies and internal company standards.

The purpose of standards is to give guidance for users on the quality of the conformal coating process.

For conformal coating standards there are two areas that they address.

These are:

  • Conformal coating manufacture
  • Conformal coating production process

These two areas are distinctly different.

Standards for conformal coating manufacture

These standards are used for the manufacture of the conformal coating.

They include:

  • MIL-I-46058C
  • Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
  • IPC-CC-830B
  • IEC 61086-1 ed2.0

These standards are used to test the quality of the conformal coating before use.

The standards can also be split in two other ways.

  • Self-Certification: Those that the manufacturer follows and completes the testing themselves on their own conformal coatings.
  • Independent: Those standards that are completed by independent laboratories on the customer coatings.

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Standards for the conformal coating process

The standards for processing conformal coatings are used by the end user of the coating in the production environment.

They include:

  • IPC A 610 Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies
  • IPC-HDBK-830 Guidelines for Design, Selection and Application of Conformal Coatings

Both standards are self-certifying and help the production team control their conformal coating processes.

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Dr Lee Hitchens, Author of Nexus website and ebook
Dr Lee Hitchens, Author of Nexus

Dr Lee Hitchens is the author of the Nexus conformal coating website and eBook.

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What is the role of the Standards in conformal coating processing?

The role of the standard is to give a guideline for users on the quality of the product.

There are International, National, National Trade Bodies and internal company standards for conformal coating processing and inspection.

For Conformal Coating there are two areas that the Standards cover. These are:

  • Material Qualification
  • Process Control

These two types of standard are very different and it is important to use the right one for your process.

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