Black opaque conformal coating enhances PCB security
The Dymax Multi-Cure 9451 is a true black and opaque conformal coating from Intertronics that enhances security of electronic products by covering the printed circuit board and components, hiding them from visual inspection. This is an effective barrier to loss of confidentiality and possible copying or reverse engineering of proprietary designs, in addition to its ability to improve circuit reliability in harsh conditions.
UV post-cure benefits 3D SLA polymer printing technology
According to Intertronics, recent developments in 3D printing technology have popularised the SLA (stereolithography) technology of laser printing in a bath of UV curable photopolymer resin. This process effectively “grows” a component in the bath so that as it is withdrawn, each successive layer is laser light cured.
Water white clear adhesive bonds lots of things
Opti-tec 5013 high performance, two-part epoxy from Intertronics is a water white clear general adhesive for bonding glass, ceramics, plastics and metals as well as some optical and opto-electronic applications. It ensures strong, clear structural bonds, including for repair and restoration where aesthetics are a priority.
Potting compound offers high temperature resistance
A two-part epoxy potting compound from Intertronics combines high clarity with resistance to a wide range of temperatures (-55°C to +115°C) and environmental conditions. It also offers excellent hardness and chemical resistance compared with typical polyurethane and silicone formulations.
Seminars will stick to adhesive technology
A series of technical seminars available to companies in the technology manufacturing sector has been announced by Intertronics. The Adhere Academy will focus on adhesives, protective materials and the associated application and curing equipment and is aimed at design, production and quality engineers.
Polypropylene and polyethylene bonding adhesive cures fast
Intertronics is seeing an increasing demand for a fast curing structural adhesive capable of providing robust direct adhesion to low surface energy plastics The company's new L&L A-K540 is a new structural adhesive that combines direct adhesion without primers or plasma, corona, or flame treatment to various substrates and cures fast at room temperature
Positive displacement dispensing valve for challenging materials
The IDMVG DV5005DFS positive displacement auger valve from Intertronics solves some of the problems associated with the dispensing of medium-to-high viscosity materials, especially those which have short working lives or difficult rheology. It features a positive displacement auger mechanism in a short, disposable fluid path which minimises cleaning and maintenance.
Hi vis maskant speeds finishing processes
The DYMAX Speedmask 731 from Intertronics speeds up and improves temporary masking prior to aggressive finishing processes in manufacturing, especially on darker colour substrates. Its unique bright yellow colour enables quick and accurate visual checking of coverage or removal which is enhanced by fluorescence under black light.
The art & science of choosing a structural adhesive
The seminar programme at this week’s FAST Exhibition at Williams F1 HQ in Oxfordshire sees Peter Swanson, Managing Director, Intertronics, talking about how to evaluate and choose the best structural adhesives for specific applications. Starting with design and working through production and processing considerations, he will discuss the various factors which influence the decision and how to develop a specification based on necessary prior...
Technical guide to light cure conformal coatings
Intertronics are delighted to offer a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by DYMAX. These coatings provide superior protective performance with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient processing and cost saving. The guide enables customers to better understand the production savings possible from light curing.
UV LED cure system is versatile & easy to use
Offering quick operation with greater control, the DYMAX BlueWave QX4 from Intertronics brings together the benefits of LED UV curing in a small and compact package. The QX4 multi-wand UV spot curing system puts the high intensity LEDs and lenses close to the substrate in each emitting head, with lightweight flexible connecting leads in place of light guides.
UV/visible light curing adhesive bonds to polycarbonate
Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the problem experienced by Brandon Medical.
Intertronics UV adhesive system cures time problem for Brandon Medical
Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the problem experienced by Brandon Medical Ltd. Technical Director Nigel Davill explained: “We had a problem bonding three polycarbonate lenses together to make the large front lens of our Quasar eLite operating theatre lamp.
Cure FIP gasket material eliminates long waiting times
Engineering and fitting of effective sealing has often been a rather time-consuming and at times unsatisfactory business, frequently involving moulded or pre-punched gaskets, time-consuming installation of strip profiles or long waiting times while injected foams cure on stacked shelves. Now Intertronics, together with sales partner DYMAX, have announced the GA-201 UV cure FIP gasket material which eliminates these problems.
Intertronics improves efficiency of FIP gaskets with new DYMAX UV cure material
Engineering and fitting of effective sealing has often been a rather time-consuming and at times unsatisfactory business, frequently involving moulded or pre-punched gaskets, time-consuming installation of strip profiles or long waiting times while injected foams cure on stacked shelves. Now Intertronics, together with sales partner DYMAX, have announced the new GA-201 UV cure FIP gasket material which in large measure eliminates these problems.
Liquid dispenser puts user in control
With an enhanced range of programmable functionality, the Fisnar DC100 is an advance in fluid dispensing technology which allows the user more control over their dispensing applications. Alarms can be set to notify the user when material life has ended or fluctuations in dispensing pressure have occurred.
Rubber modified adhesive bonds dissimilar materials
Designed for the bonding of dissimilar materials with differing rates of thermal expansion to provide a tough and resilient joint, the adhere IRS 2129 rubber modified adhesive has been released by Intertronics.
Mixer enables homogenous microsphere dispersion
The engineers at optical instrument makers Gooch & Housego use a high specification UV cure adhesive in a military application. It is premixed with microspheres to ensure bondline thickness. However, there were problems in getting a homogenous dispersion of microspheres in the mix - which could lead to poor fitment of the optical element and subsequent removal, cleaning and re-working.
Workshop discusses adhesive & coating dispensing
In a world where miniaturisation is a trend; speed, accuracy and repeatability in the application of adhesives, protective coatings and other liquids can present problems to technology manufacturers. Some insights will be given at the seminar: Adhesive & coating dispensing. Meeting the challenges of technology manufacturing at the FAST Exhibition on 22nd April.
One-part adhesive forms flexible, conductive bond
Intertronics has released Polytec PU 1000, a single part adhesive which cures quickly at room temperature to a flexible, electrically conductive polymer. It can replace traditional epoxies which are rigid and require thermal processing, offering production efficiencies and enabling applications where pliability and conductivity is important.