SMTA International Conference Proceedings

Conformal Coating 101: General Overview, Process Development, And Control Methods

Author: Alex Zeitler
Company: BTW, Inc.
Date Published: 10/13/2013   Conference: SMTA International

Abstract: Have you ever wondered what conformal coating is all about? What are the PROs and CONs of conformal coating? What materials are involved? Which materials work best? How to inspect the coverage and thickness? Can all PCB surfaces be coated? What does it take to keep the process stable and repeatable? This presentation/paper will go through the general information on the process, materials, process setup, and control methods we used to answer all these questions and more.

Key Words: 

Conformal Coating, Surface Energy, Silicone, Acrylic, Urethane, Potting, Process Qualification, Masking

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