Recent SCS Blogs
February 29, 2024

SCS’ Amherst Facility Achieves Nadcap® Accreditation

SCS’ Amherst, New Hampshire, coating facility has achieved Nadcap® accreditation for conformal coating of electronics – printed board assemblies. This prestigious accreditation reaffirms SCS’s commitment to meeting the highest standards of quality and reliability in the industry. Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is a globally recognized program that sets rigorous standards and... Read More >>
February 29, 2024

SCS PrecisionCoat VI Material Applications: Underfill and Potting

The SCS PrecisionCoat VI selective conformal coating and dispense system is a fully programmable, multi-purpose system that offers unparalleled programming for automated material applications. In addition to coating application, the PrecisionCoat’s multi-valve technologies enable the application of underfill materials, and its potting platform automates the potting process to increase production accuracy and efficiency. Underfill and potting are both... Read More >>
February 29, 2024

Conformal Coatings Enhance Coil Winding Designs

With the evolution of e-mobility, medical electronics and electric motors, the demand for advanced coil winding designs is growing. The manufacture of these windings can be broken down into three distinct phases: pre-winding, winding and post-winding. Each phase presents different challenges that can impact the robustness and longevity of the application’s design. To protect and... Read More >>
February 29, 2024

SCS Introduces New Conveyor System for Conformal Coating Process Control

SCS is pleased to introduce its new conveyor system, PrecisionAdvance. The conveyor system provides exceptional product handling and efficient process step integration often associated with conformal coating processes. PrecisionAdvance conveyors can fully integrate with the SCS PrecisionCoat and PrecisionCure systems to provide a comprehensive solution, enabling line management and automating and streamlining the movement of... Read More >>
February 29, 2024

Low Outgassing Conformal Coatings Protect Critical Space Electronics

Electronics are critical components of satellites, spacecraft and other extraterrestrial exploration equipment that must operate reliably in the extreme conditions of space. Often, traditional protection methods are inadequate as the harsh operating environment in space creates significant challenges for electronic systems, including extreme temperature cycling, electrical shorts and outgassing. Conformal coatings provide a necessary barrier... Read More >>
February 6, 2024

Comparing AR to UR Conformal Coating

Acrylic (AR) and polyurethane (UR) conformal coatings are widely known as commonly utilized materials for conformal coatings. As liquid coatings, both can be applied to substrates through a variety of methods: Although both coatings are applied using similar techniques and serve some of the same product end uses, it is crucial to note that they... Read More >>
February 1, 2024

How to Choose the Best Conformal Coating for Your PCB

Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are the foundational building blocks of almost all modern electronic devices. They can be found almost anywhere, including in smartphones, cars, planes and in many other common applications. Because PCBs are essential to the operation of many electronic devices, they must be protected from any and all elements that could alter... Read More >>
January 1, 2024

Managing Parylene Adhesion

It is imperative to obtain proper adhesion of the coating to the substrate in order to truly reap the benefits of Parylene conformal coating. Poor Parylene adhesion, after all, can negate some of Parylene’s most-prized properties, including corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, moisture resistance, and dielectric strength. So, it’s in an engineer’s best interest to understand... Read More >>
December 10, 2023

PTFE and Parylene

Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a solid form of a synthetic fluoropolymer derived from tetrafluoroethylene. A compound composed essentially of carbon and fluoride, PTFE is affected by fluoride’s elevated electronegativity and exhibits the following: Discovered in the 1930s, PTFE is commonly recognized as Teflon™, the non-stick coating applied to cookware. PTFE is also... Read More >>
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