Jake Hinojoza Jake received his Bachelors of Business Administration from California State Polytechnic and has been with Advanced Coating since 2009.

All About Conformal Coating for Electronics

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 10, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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When we use electronics throughout the day, we rarely consider how they operate. Thinking about the inner workings of electronics can be mind-boggling as they are so small yet produce so much. From everything like a handheld electronic to security systems, there are electronic circuits making things run. These circuits must be protected. Read on to learn about why and how.

Waterproof PCBs with Parylene Coating

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Sep 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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A printed circuit board (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? Waterproofing the board by coating it adequately is extremely important. Any missed point is a potential shorting point. Here’s how you can waterproof a printed circuit board with parylene.

Why Parylene is the Preferred Coating

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Jan 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

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Consumers demand smaller, faster, and more durable products in every industry. Companies are consistently being challenged with the idea of their products being faster, with additional features, and being more durable, while getting smaller.

Look at the advancements of our smartphones over the past five years. Manufacturers have been using glue, rubber seals, and gaskets to seal a smartphone. But as consumers demand thinner, faster, and now waterproof smartphones, there is less and less room for glue or other coatings that are thick. Manufacturers are looking at parylene coating to protect the vital components of their devices.

Parylene Coating and Aerospace

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on May 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Not so very long ago, it was hard to even imagine being able to travel cross-country in a day, let alone traveling across the world. And space travel was the subject of fictional stories. Today, all three of those goals have been realized, and, although you may not know it, it's possible, in part, to parylene.

Why You Should Use Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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As our electronics advance, they become smaller and smaller. The inner workings of electronics, however tiny, still need to be protected. Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are the little pieces that make electronics run. To protect them from outside threats, they are covered in what is known as a conformal coating, or a non-conducive film covering. Parylene is a unique conformal coating that is applied as a vapor. Read on to learn more.

Conformal Coating for Military Applications

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Conformal coatings are all around us in everyday objects and still most people don’t know what it is. Electronics need to be protected from environmental threats such as dust, water, temperature, and chemicals. To protect the printed circuit boards (PCBs) that make these electronics run, they are covered in non-conductive film, otherwise known as a conformal coating.

Parylene in Automotive Electronics

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Feb 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Technology is an ever-expanding industry, and nowhere is this more evident than in the innovations of our automobiles. Cars have come a long way, and so have their complicated inner workings. As the tech gets more advanced, so too must the protection of every delicate part. That is where parylene conformal coating comes in.