The evolution of electronics manufacturing

15th November 2023
Sheryl Miles

Eugene Duffy, Engineering Manager at SMS Electronics, is on a mission to simplify electronics manufacturing.

With a strategic investment of £100,000 in conformal coating capabilities, SMS Electronics is delivering solutions to meet the ever-evolving demands of the electronics manufacturing industry.

The electronics manufacturing industry is no stranger to innovation. From compact and power-efficient designs to increasing the durability and longevity of devices, the push for excellence is relentless. SMS Electronics – Smart Made Simple, a renowned UK Electronics Manufacturing Service Provider (EMS), has always prided itself on staying ahead of the curve, offering solutions that resonate with the market's changing demands.

Recently, Eugene Duffy and the team at SMS Electronics demonstrated their commitment to excellence with an investment exceeding £100,000 in their conformal coating capabilities.

The introduction of the ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940 Conformal Coating System to their manufacturing arsenal is not just a testament to their commitment to quality, but also a clear indication of the future direction in electronics protection.

Let's dive deeper into the myriad benefits this decision brings:

  • Environmental protection: conformal coatings are akin to protective shields for electronic components. By encasing electronic devices in a protective layer, they safeguard against moisture, dust, and other environmental contaminants. In the unpredictable climate of the UK, such protection is paramount. With the ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940, SMS Electronics ensures that devices remain unfazed, no matter the external conditions.
  • Chemical resistance: in many industrial applications, electronics are exposed to chemicals that can corrode or deteriorate their efficiency. The conformal coating applied using the ASYMTEK system offers outstanding chemical resistance, ensuring that devices continue to perform optimally even in chemically harsh environments.
  • Prevents dendrite growth: dendritic growth, metallic filaments that form between electronic traces, is a major concern as it can lead to short circuits. The conformal coatings introduced by SMS Electronics play a critical role in inhibiting this growth, ensuring that products maintain their functionality over extended periods.
  • Enhances operational reliability: a product's reliability is not just about its performance on day one, but how consistently it performs over its lifecycle. With the added protection of conformal coatings, devices are less susceptible to external factors, ensuring stable, long-term operational reliability.
  • Cost-effective: it might seem counter-intuitive to think of a £100,000 investment as cost-effective. However, when balanced against the potential costs of product recalls, warranty repairs, and damage to reputation due to product failures, the upfront investment in the ASYMTEK system stands as a sound financial decision. Moreover, with the heightened efficiency of the system, SMS Electronics can offer enhanced protection to their clients at competitive prices.
  • Ease of application: the ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940 isn't just about protection; it's about efficiency too. With its advanced technology, the system ensures a streamlined, precise, and consistent application of the coating. This means faster turnaround times and a guarantee of uniform protection across all devices.

SMS Electronics' recent acquisition is not just a purchase; it's a strategic decision that echoes their brand ethos – Smart Made Simple.

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