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Thermal management materials: Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on 18 June 2019 by Jade Bridges FR DE
Tags: Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material, TIM, Knowledge Base, Potting Compound, FAQ

Electrolube’s Jade Bridges picks up from her previous article on thermal management materials, offering this guide to material types and their application, along with the questions you should be asking yourself before you decide on the type of material for a particular job and how you intend to apply it.

Selecting a thermal management material that is broadly applicable to a particular electronic assembly and its predicted operating conditions…

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Conformal Coatings: An Evolving Science

Posted on 17 May 2019 by Phil Kinner FR DE
Tags: Conformal Coatings

Conformal coating developments are far from static and must always be one step ahead of the technology curve if they are to serve the industry’s ever-changing needs. Here, Electrolube’s Phil Kinner chooses five trending customer queries on the subject of conformal coatings – from their properties, through that all-important selection process to the method of application. He also provides some insight into the special requirements of manufacturers applying conformal coatings to miniaturised electronics.

In my previous blog, I…

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Posted on 09 April 2019 by Alistair Little FR
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, FAQ, Lab-Testing

Electrolube’s Alistair Little takes a closer look at some of the more ‘testing’ and technically probing questions that he receives from its customers in his latest blog on potting and encapsulation resins.

In my latest series of blogs for Electrolube, I have focussed on answering ‘five top tips’ for design engineers such as five common FAQ’s, and five…

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Thermal Interface Materials: Easing The Decision-Making Process

Posted on 11 March 2019 by Electrolube FR DE
Tags: How-To, Thermal Management, Thermal Interface Material

points  to consider with the selection and application of TIM materials

Last year I introduced the subject of thermal management materials – why they are necessary, what materials and methods are available to us, how best to apply them and so on – basing each blog on our customers’ frequently asked questions. Up until now, my colleague, Alistair Little, has discussed resins in greater detail in each of his columns; now, I’ve been invited back to pick up from my last series – this time concentrating more closely on the practicalities of thermal management with this five-point guide to material choice and application.


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An Insight into The Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Encapsulation Resins / Potting Compounds (FAQ’s)

Posted on 05 February 2019 by Electrolube FR
Tags: Potting Compound, Resins, FAQ

For the purposes of this month's offering, and expanding on the content of my previous blogs, I have selected five frequently asked questions from our customers here at Electrolube, to set the scene on what I hope will be an informative sequel to my last series.

Extreme environmental conditions are often encountered in the bid to offer protection for PCBs. How do resins offer this protection?

There are a number of different factors that influence the…

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