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Conforming To a Higher Standard of Reliability
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Conforming To a Higher Standard of Reliability

An electronic product's reliability has the potential to make or break its manufacturer and can be life-threatening in many safety critical applications. Conformal coatings have long been used to protect electronic assemblies from their operating environment but can vary hugely in their protective performance.

It is the objective of this article to explain in detail why it is important to qualify coating products to the relevant standards and how different coating types affect performance.

Credit / Source: Phil Kinner, HumiSeal

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FINEPLACER FEMTO Automatic Sub Micron Opto-Bonder


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SMD Adhesives Gluing Process | Posted by Rohit

In the SMT �Gluing Process� we are using �Thermosetting Polymer-SMT-Adhesive� which surface resistance is 1.5*10E12 Ohm. As per ESDS:2020 we should not allow any material near the component which resistance is >1*10E9~11.... »»

Feeders Maintenance| Posted by emanuel

Can anyone share some tips on cleaning pneumatic type feeders? Some feeders I have seem to be "lazy", unable to react fast enough to the the pickup heads... »»

Certonal | Posted by potocnik

Does anyone has experience with Certonal FC472 as conformal coating? It looks very simple to use it. I also think that this is the only benefit to use it... »»

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New England Design-2-Part Show

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Wed, November 04 | Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA, USA

America's largest and longest running contract manufacturing shows for the sourcing of custom parts, services and design. Regional tradeshows covering the USA provide OEMs the opportunity to meet local and national job shops ... »»

productronica 2009 - 18th international trade fair for innovative electronics production

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Tue, November 10, 2009 | New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany

With 40,541 trade visitors from 87 countries, 1,477 exhibitors form 35 nations and 110,000m? of exhibition space in 2007, productronica is recognized as the world's leading international trade fair for innovative electronics production... »»

3rd Annual Symposium on Avoiding, Detecting, and Preventing Counterfeit Electronic Parts

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Wed, December 02 | University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Gather and meet with other industry professionals from all sectors of the market. Collaborate with industry experts and practitioners in interactive and mind opening workshops... »»

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Industry Associations Events


SMTA - Surface Mount Technology Association is a non-profit international association of companies and individuals (totalling 4,000) involved in all aspects of advanced electronics assembly, surface mount and related technologies. Membership Info | SMTA International | Bookstore

Next Event: International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference - October 272


IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries is a US-based trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its nearly 2,600 member companies which represent all facets of the electronic interconnection industry, including design, printed wiring board manufacturing and electronics assembly. Membership Info | Training & Certification Programs | Standards & Publications - Online Store

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