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Engineered Reliability: Safeguarding Electrical Components and Devices with Nanocoating Technology Webinar

April 25, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thin-film nanocoatings can protect critical electronic circuitry that is used throughout a variety of applications and can be a powerful solution to implement to ensure reliability. Only requiring nanometers- to microns-thin coating, plasma-enhanced nanocoatings are dense, highly cross-linked, multilayer films that create a physical and chemical barrier around components to enable an envelope around the circuitry at a molecular level. The result is dependable functionality in harsh environments that may include moisture, sweat, etc. Plasma-enhanced nanocoatings leverage various liquids and gas chemistries to provide fast deposition cycles that are repeatable and scalable to projects of different sizes, use environments, and performance standards.

Every connected electronic has a unique set of parameters that should be recognized and evaluated to confirm that conformal coating solutions are customized to the application and desired functionality. Whether it’s a specific engineering design, manufacturing limitation, or cost requirement, significant considerations are analyzed before a coating ever reaches an end-product. A vast amount of data regarding conformal coatings, and specifically plasma-enhanced nanocoatings, are available. Fitting the data to an intended purpose, however, can be time-intensive and challenging. In this presentation, Weiland will focus on real-world examples where significant product challenges were presented (such as humidity, temperature, or corrosion) and the investment of time and resources focused on device dependability and functional testing. Data analysis from industry standard testing methodologies as well as application-specific approaches will be presented to demonstrate that nanocoating solutions ultimately provide the protection required for challenging end-use environments encountered during everyday operation.

Registration: This special one-hour webinar is free to all PCEA members. To register for PCEA, visit https://pcea.net/pcea-membership. Individual membership is free. To register for the webinar, visit https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3913649396243488597.

Who should attend: PCB Designer/Design Engineer, System Designer, Hardware Engineer, SI Engineer, Test Engineer

Experience level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About the speaker: Presenter Richard Weiland is director of nanocoating applications for HZO Inc. Richard has a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Bucknell University and an MBA from North Carolina State. Prior to joining HZO, he held process development, project engineering, and business development manager roles with Cormetech, a company that specializes in environmental pollution control and services.


April 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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