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

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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Automobiles are exposed to the elements along with chemicals on and off the road. Taking care to protect the electronic components with the proper conformal coating is essential. Parylene is a conformal coating that is applied as a chemical vapor and is know to cover even irregular surfaces tightly.

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.

The Fascination of Parylene

Posted by Jake Hinojoza on Dec 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

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The protective properties of parylene also this conformal coating to be used in industries from common individual products to aerospace, and military forces.

Parylene, unlike other conformal coatings, provides a uniquely thin and pinhole-free coverage to mediums and protects it from environmental damage, high temperatures, oxygen, chemicals, and more. A parylene coating is micro-cleaned with intricate procedures that guarantee a reliable and long-lasting coating. Although it can be applied to almost anything, including medical devices for placement inside the body, parylene isn't used everywhere; its benefits are usually reserved for products that have specific requirements.

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.