Electronics Forum | Fri Apr 05 15:24:14 EDT 2019 | sever_83
What can cause solder balls to appear after conformal coating? Using Dymax 9-20557, light curing for 1.5 mins. Can too much heat from light cure cause solder balls?
Electronics Forum | Fri Apr 05 16:31:55 EDT 2019 | slthomas
Never heard of such a thing. Are you sure the coating isn't just making the solder balls more prominent? Where are the "new" solder balls appearing after coating?
Electronics Forum | Mon Apr 08 14:16:29 EDT 2019 | sever_83
We've never heard of seen of such a thing either. We tried a clean sample board and applied con coat. Same process through out and we saw nothing. After speaking with the original operators who was curing the boards he had left the boards much longer
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 26 12:01:08 EST 2010 | jdumont
Hey its probably the silicone adhesive
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 01 07:24:55 EST 2010 | jdumont
No problem just busting, trying to keep the mood light! Cheers
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 26 10:42:56 EST 2010 | mleber
Your masking dots are a silicone adhesive. Contact the supplier and tell them you need an acrylic adhesive on the same dots. Normally same cost and lead time.
Electronics Forum | Thu Feb 25 10:30:21 EST 2010 | davef
It sounds like your poly dots are secreting something that affects coating thickness. Is this a function of the adhesive used by poly dot supplier?
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 26 10:34:03 EST 2010 | kpm135
If I had to guess I'd say they're using a silicone based adhesive.
Electronics Forum | Fri Feb 26 15:41:19 EST 2010 | kpm135
sorry jdumont I didn't see your post until after I posted mine for some reason. If I had seen it first I wouldn't have posted because yours covered it.
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 01 09:17:56 EST 2010 | duso02
Hey....I think it might be the silicone adhesive! LOL Yeah, that'll do it. We use simple Shercon paper dots. Work like a charm. No evidence of "de-wetting".