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How To Identify & Evaluate The Best Silicone Conformal Coating Replacement

2019 will be a rough year for PCB assemblers who use silicone resin (SR) based conformal coatings. Many EMS buyers of silicone conformal coatings have experienced shortages, with lead times going from days to weeks, then even to months. All...
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How Coventry Wipes Reduced Contamination in a Medical Device Manufacturing Process by 90%

Many times simple changes can yield huge results. And this case study is yet another example. Today, we'll review how we helped a catheter manufacturer reduce contamination in their manufacturing process by 90%. They achieved this result without...
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How to Restore Flood Damaged Electronics, Telecom Equipment, and Fiber Optic Connectors

Although water can cause extensive damage to electronics, it does not mean that equipment is lost and cannot be replaced. Electronics, telecommunications equipment, and fiber optic connections are able to be restored after water damage. The...
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Temporary Solder Mask Case Study: How Chemask Helped an EMS Company Realize an Extra 500k in Revenue

In this post, we’ll cover how a Washington based Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company was able to open up their production capacity for a potential additional revenue of $520,000 per year. In addition, they were able to...
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How To Clean and How Not to Clean Fiber Optic Connectors

Why it's important to clean fiber optic connectors? The ability to transmit enormous amounts of data over long distances in a flash is a distinct advantage of fiber optic cables. Fiber installers; however, must ensure that contamination on...
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8 Essential Tips for Conformal Coating Dip Application

For those of you considering dip application in your conformal coating process, the following are general guidelines to bear in mind when exploring this application method. There are a number of variations of dip coating of PCBs. The most...
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How to Choose The Right Swab for Industrial Applications

Swabs are often thought of as just tufts of cotton fiber wrapped around a stick. And while cotton swabs have their uses, more complex solutions are needed for critical industries like medical device assembly, cleanroom, electronic manufacturing,...
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4 Toxic Chemicals Hiding in Your Company's Contact Cleaners and Degreasers

In industrial applications, toxic chemicals are commonly used in contact cleaners, electrical contact cleaners, degreasers, and ultrasonic cleaners. The chemicals are preferred because they are nonflammable, have high solvency, and are relatively...
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12 Easy Tips to Improve Your PCB Desoldering Process Today

By Grant Price, Product Manager, Chemtronics The reality is that no soldering operation produces perfect assemblies every time. Even the highest quality components fail from time-to-time. That’s why desoldering is so important for those...
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Using Black Polyester Cleanroom Wipes: Is It Really Clean?

Coventry Cleanroom Products The whole point of wiping a surface with a cleanroom wipe is to remove contaminants including dust, dirt, oil, greases, soot, getting the flux off and so on. But, after wiping, how clean is the surface? How can it...
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Coventry Poly-Onyx ESD Wipes

ESD safe, black polyester monofilament wipe - NEW 4" x 4" size!

Electro-Wash Delta Cleaner Degreaser

Extra-strength, nonflammable electronic cleaner and degreaser