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SMTnet Express, September 26, 2013, Subscribers: 26297, Members: Companies: 13480, Users: 35206

Technical Library

Conformal Coating Process Characterization Considerations

by Brad Perkins; Nordson ASYMTEK

Conformal coating is an enabling process that allows for the ruggedizing of electronic devices and modules. As the process increases the durability of electronics that are subjected to various end-use environmental conditions, it adds value to the product. While it does add value, consumers and manufacturers expect the electronics to work when subjected to dirt, humidity, moisture, corrosive materials, and various other contaminants. This expectation results in a drive to minimize the cost of the process. The lowest cost of ownership for a conformal coating process occurs by utilizing automated selective conformal coating equipment.

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SMTA International
October 13-17, 2013 | Fort Worth, Texas 

You depend on your team to make decisions that directly affect how efficiently you can manufacture a product, how reliable that product is, and ultimately how much profit your company makes. You want to make sure your team is well-trained and well-informed about the latest advances in technology so they can make those decisions and recommendations that will give your company a competitive edge. With sessions and tutorials addressing every issue of electronics assembly and packaging processes, you can't afford to have your team miss out on SMTA International. Don't forget, if you send three people to the conference, a fourth registration is absolutely free.

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Get the latest research to help you reduce defects and control your processes at the SMTA International Technical Conference. This year we are offering a new symposium on Counterfeit Electronics, expanding the Harsh Environments Symposium, and offering new tutorials including "Design for Reliability for PCBs" which is FREE for members! 

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Learn about the latest equipment and technology from 155 exhibiting companies. Bring your boards so you can see first-hand how you can increase yield! View the list of exhibiting companies. 

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Conference: October 13-17, 2013
Exhibition: October 15-16, 2013
Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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BTU Dynamo Convection Reflow Oven

Excellent temperature & gas flow uniformity...

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S-930N Selective Flux Jetting Dispenser
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High-speed jetting of thin film coatings...

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Events Calendar

SMTA International 2013
- Conference & Exhibition

October 13 - 17 | by: SMTA

a unique event connecting the conference and exhibition together with programs like Doctor's Hours, the Sharing and Networking Experience...

productronica 2013
- 20th International Trade Fair

November 12-15 | by: Messe Munchen

Find the entire value chain for electronics production in the leading international trade fair.

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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 Certification | Bookstore

Next Event: Webinar: Reliability and Failure Analysis of Electronics - October 24


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

Next Event: PCB Carolina 2013, a regional trade show - October 23

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