Plasma treatment prior to conformal coating addresses these detrimental manufacturing issues: Removes organic contaminants Eliminates flux and mold release residue Enhances surface wettability Enhances lead coverage Improves adhesion Systems
Electronics Forum | Thu Sep 18 23:56:56 EDT 2008 | trynders
am having wetting issues with two Burr Brown Op amps. Both are SOICs with NiPdAu lead frame finishes. I have attached a photo that shows a black streak the length of the lead (before soldering). This appearance is consistent of all leads and is exist
Industry News | 2020-03-19 13:12:42.0
The SMTA is pleased to announce the Best Papers from SMTA International 2019. As speakers at SMTA International, individuals make contributions to the industry by sharing their research and findings. For these exceptional achievements, a cash award and plaque are given to primary authors of all winning papers.
Industry News | 2016-03-03 08:27:28.0
Nordson MARCH has recently released a white paper showing the results of RF plasma processing on conformal coating adhesion, the conformity of the coating coverage, and the resulting effects on electrical functionality of a fully assembled printed circuit board. The research was done in conjunction with Nordson ASYMTEK, AirBorn Electronics, and SMART Microsystems (formerly known as Desich SMART Center). The paper can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/MARCH-PlasmaWP.
Technical Library | 2017-06-01 17:12:08.0
The corrosion of Nickel-Palladium-Gold (Ni-Pd-Au) finish terminals in humid environments is known to be reduced with the application of a conformal coating such as acrylic. Corrosion has a higher rate of occurrence around the terminal ‘knee’ of a surface mount component, which may be reduced with the application of conformal coatings. Although radio frequency (RF) plasma processing is generally known to enhance conformity of conformal coating to surfaces through ionic bombardment, the effect on the functionality of assembled printed circuit boards (PCB) is not as well known. The purpose of this study is to assess whether RF plasma processing can enhance the adhesive and coverage qualities of an acrylic conformal coating on PCBs, specifically on Ni-Pd-Au terminals with a knee, and if plasma processing has an effect on the electrical functionality of components and fully assembled PCB.
Technical Library | 2022-03-02 21:26:51.0
The solderability of a nickel-palladium-gold (Ni-Pd-Au) finish on a Cu substrate was evaluated for the Pb-free solder, 95.5Sn-3.9Ag-0.6 Cu (wt.%, abbreviated Sn-Ag-Cu) and the eutectic 63Sn-37 Pb (Sn-Pb) alloy. The solder temperature was 245ºC. The flux was a rosin-based mildly activated (RMA) solution. The Ni-Pd-Au finish was tested in the as-fabricated condition as well as after exposure to one of the following accelerated storage (shelf life) regiments: (1) 33.6, 67.2, or 336 hours in the Battelle Class 2 flowing gas environment or (2) 5, 16, or 24 hours of steam aging (88ºC, 90%RH).