Tag Archives: conformal coatings

IPC Working Group Focuses on Nuances of Conformal Coating

As products get smaller and denser, factors that used to be fairly easy to deal with can become areas of concern. Conformal coatings are getting increased interest now as usage grows and the quality of coatings comes under more scrutiny. These coatings have typically been applied and examined using a range of related standards. For […]

Electronics Assembly Standards IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Updated

F’ Revisions Cover More Advanced Technologies IPC has released the F revisions of two of the industry’s most widely used standards, IPC J-STD-001, Requirements for Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies, and IPC-A-610, Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies. The documents have been updated to include technical advances in solder on plastic surface mount (SMT) components, new criteria […]

Watching Tin Whiskers Grow for Nearly a Decade

Tin whiskers remain a vexing issue for many applications, particularly those in aerospace where a decade is often a fraction of a product’s lifetime. One of the key challenges is finding protective techniques that are effective without being excessive. Conformal coatings is one of the technologies used to keep tin whiskers from causing short circuits […]