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Why Flux Pens Make PCB Repair Easier

Flux is needed to prevent oxidation that tends to form when hot metals come in contact with the air. During printed circuit board repair and soldering, it's common to see liquid flux from the wave soldering equipment poured into jars and applied...
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The Combination Cleaning Guide for Fiber Optic Connector Cleaning

There’s a dirty little secret in the fiber optics world. Many installers use cleaning methods that, when inspected under a scope, show a great deal of contamination left behind. Unless they inspect 100% of their connections, they take...
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How to Select A Vapor Degreaser Solvent: Azeotrope vs. Azeotrope-Like

When deciding on the right vapor degreaser solvent to be used in your vapor degreasing process, there are quite a few factors involved. They include, just to name a few, performance, cost, compatibility with the existing unit, and exposure limits...
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How To Evaluate The Best Silicone Conformal Coating

2021 was a rough year for PCB assemblers who use silicone conformal coating. Many EMS buyers of silicone conformal coating experienced shortages, with lead times going from days to weeks, then even to months. All the while, prices skyrocketed....
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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 save...
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How To Clean and How Not to Clean Fiber Optic Connectors

Why is it 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 applications in your conformal coating process, the following are general guidelines to bear in mind There are a number of variations of dip coating methods for PCBs. The most basic is the manual (by hand) method....
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How to Choose The Right Swab for Medical Device Assembly, Electronics & More

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, cleanrooms, electronic manufacturing...
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Coventry ESD Pre-Saturated Poly Wipes

Cleanroom wipes with Mat & Benchtop Reconditioner

FOCCUS CCT Clear Connection Tool

Easy to use tool for fast and effective end-face cleaning of fiber connectors
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