Conformal Coatings and Today's Military

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jan 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Conformal coatings are used to protect printed circuit boards within electronics. Without this protection, electronics would fail after contact with a chemical, water, or other environmental hazards. Many industries use conformal coatings, but the military is an example of an industry that needs their devices protected from extreme situations.

Conformal Coating Breakdown

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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In the world of conformal coating, there are many to choose from. Each boasts their unique protection traits and what set them apart of the others. So it's important to break down what your product's specific need is. In other words, what does your product need to be protected from the most? Water, extreme temperatures, or maybe even gases.

Waterproof PCBs with Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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A printed circuit board (or PCB) supports and connects electronic components within everyday devices. There are water resistant phones and waterproof watches, but how are the printed circuit boards protected? Coating the board adequately is extremely important otherwise any missed point is a potential shorting point. Here’s how you can waterproof a printed circuit board with parylene.

Parylene: The Types and Uses

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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Parylene is used medical, aerospace, military and almost every other industry we can think of. It's applications are as varied as its benefits and has an impressive list of advantages over other conformal coatings. Taking an even closer look shows that the different types of parylene have their own unique benefits. Each of the three types is best for a certain kind of job.