Conformal PCB Coating - The Process Matters

Many purchasing managers are aware of the different processes used in contract manufacturing for printed circuit boards, but they aren't always clear about when and why certain capabilities matter. Conformal coating is one of those processes. It can save your boards from an early death, but only if it's done right.

Conformal coating means applying an acrylic or other specialized material to protect boards from contamination that can lead to failure. Usually, we're trying to block moisture from condensation, which is a concern in any environment where temperatures fluctuate -- that is, just about any outdoor application (especially military and automotive).

You've undoubtedly seen condensation first hand -- perhaps last summer as moisture from the warm air condensed on the surface of your cool beverage can. The same thing happens to electronics -- for example, as airborne systems descend from cold altitudes to warmer ground elevations. ... Read More

Want to learn more about Dorigo's Automated Conformal Coating machine? Click here for details.

"Coinciding with achieving 25 years in the contract manufacturing arena, Burnaby BC-based Dorigo Systems Ltd. has launched its Next Gen website, highlighting the firm’s expanded services and capabilities.

Representing one of the Pacific Northwest’s leading contract manufacturers of printed circuit board (pcb) assemblies, Dorigo’s ‘evolved’ website covers the firm’s entire production process from sourcing components and building boards, to final assembly, configuration management, testing and shipping of finished products.

Site visitors are encouraged to discover the Dorigo Advantage: stability, loyalty and longevity, which sets it apart from other CEMs, according to Mark Pillon, P.Eng & president, Dorigo Systems Ltd..."

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Dorigo now offers automated conformal coating designed to shield your PCAs and related equipment from the environment. Conformal coating protects your circuitry from chemicals, vibration, moisture, salt spray, corrosion and humidity. This will increase the reliability and working life of your products.