Sensible Design: Why Some Conformal Coatings Fail in Service

May 27, 2022 | Team Electrolube, Electrolube

In this month’s column, I’m going to examine why coatings sometimes fail in service, explore the reasons why they fail, and the steps that you can take to avoid failure in the first place. At Electrolube, we take great care in our research, product formulation and developing the appropriate processing and application techniques for our products, because we know that, on occasion, conformal coatings can fail. It is our business to understand why.

I-Connect007 Editor’s Choice: Five Must-Reads for the Week

May 27, 2022 | Nolan Johnson, I-Connect007

I know I’m not alone in this behavior: Car advertisements during television commercial breaks are as good as invisible to me, until I’m thinking about getting a new car. Only then do I notice them. Rather, I see each one with all my attention and being. If that extends into our industry, then everybody must be itching to pick up some new equipment. This week’s must-reads includes a smattering of new product announcements, along with the news of the IPC European subsidiary.



Digital Transformation: Enabling a Digital Thread Across IC/Package/PCB Design

May 24, 2022 | Team Siemens, Siemens Digital Industries Software

If you’ve been keeping up with the electronics trade news, you’re probably aware that there is a slow but steady growth of ICs now being implemented in 2.5D or 3D IC configurations. Over the last decade, these device...

Target Condition: Happier in a Vacuum: The Design Narcissist

May 17, 2022 | Kelly Dack, EPTAC Corporation

Without a doubt, arrogant workplace attitudes have existed in this industry over the decades. Hopefully, as a profession, PCB designers are moving forward and accepting the fresh, positive signals from the many training leaders and...

Fresh PCB Concepts: Sustainability in PCB Design

May 12, 2022 | Team NCAB, NCAB Group

In order to meet the increasing demand for smaller, more powerful, and complex electronics, PCB designers are under pressure to create boards that are not only reliable but also sustainable. This can be a challenge, as many of the...

Are You Designing in a Vacuum? Featuring:

  • Are You Designing in a Vacuum? by Andy Shaughnessy
  • Tips for Designing in—and Escaping From—the Vacuum, with Jen Kolar and Cory Grunwald
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: Mark Thompson, with Mark Thompson
  • Happier in a Vacuum: The Design Narcissist, by Kelly Dack
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: From a Service Bureau Perspective, with Nick Barbin
  • Designing in a Vacuum Q&A: Carl Schattke, with Carl Schattke
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