Recent SCS Blogs
A rendering of Boston Scientific’s FARAWAVE Pulsed Field Ablation Catheter
June 20, 2024

Navigating Conformal Coating Removal: Methods and Materials

Conformal coatings safeguard electronic components from environmental hazards, including exposure to moisture, chemicals and other contaminants. However, there may come a time when a protective coating must be removed for repairs or modifications to the component. Liquid conformal coatings such as acrylics, silicones or urethane are often utilized when frequent rework or board repairs are... Read More >>
One hand is holding the printed circuit board in place while the other hand uses a brush to apply a chemical solvent to the board.
June 20, 2024

SCS PrecisionCoat Machine Configurations Meet Diverse Application Requirements

The SCS PrecisionCoat VI selective conformal coating and dispense system is a fully programmable, multi-purpose system that offers unparalleled programming for efficiency in automated material applications. This robust and highly flexible platform allows manufacturers to precisely apply a wide range of materials, including solid as well as solvent- and water-based coatings. The PrecisionCoat VI can... Read More >>
Machine configurations collage
June 20, 2024

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Reliability – How to Meet Uptime Requirements

The average uptime of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, an essential metric for assessing the reliability of EV infrastructure, has become a focal point for both users and operators. A recent study analyzed the performance of chargers across various networks, revealing a notable discrepancy between claimed and actual uptimes. While EV service providers (EVSPs) often... Read More >>
Electric vehicle plugged into a charging station by a body of water with windmills in the background.
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 >>
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