Application Case Histories

 

Our ability to provide oligomers, formulated products, dispensing and curing equipment, and unmatched technical expertise in light-cure technology allows us to truly collaborate with customers and bring our total process knowledge to their specific application challenge. By providing system solutions where chemistry, material, and equipment work seamlessly together with maximum efficiency, we give your customers a competitive edge they can't get anywhere else.

Aerospace Printed Circuit Board Assembly
Improving PCBs Masking Process
Masking Process for Electroless Nickel Plating
GenZe
Cinch Gaming
Industrial Electronics Company
Portable Lighting Manufacturer
Electrical Explosion Protection & Sensor Technology

Improving Efficiency of Aerospace Printed Circuit Board Assembly

CUSTOMER’S OLD PROCESS

- Total Process Time: 210 min
- Total Heat-Cure Time: 360 min
- Throughput: 16 boards per day with 2 workers

DYMAX SOLUTION

- Process Time Reduction: 201 minutes per day or 52,260 minutes per year
- Throughput Improvement: 37 PCBs per day, from 16 to 53, with 1 worker
- Manual Masking Step Eliminated
- Replaced 3-Part Solvated Conformal Coating with 1-Part, Low-VOC Product

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

A manufacturer specializing in aerospace PCB assembly wanted to improve their efficiency and throughput by reducing overall processing time while lowering labor costs. The customer’s original method involved a 10-step procedure including premixing materials, applying ruggedizing materials, manual masking, application of conformal coatings, and lengthy heat-cure times for each side of the PCB. The customer’s total process time was 210 minutes and the heat-cure time was 360 minutes for each board, and with two people, the throughput was only 16 PCBs per day.

Our Solution

The Dymax team, including the territory manager, sales partner and application engineer, met with the customer to review their assembly process and understand their manufacturing needs. After listening to their challenges, the Dymax team recommended a UV light-cure solution with automated dispense and cure options to meet their efficiency goals and expectations. The proposed products included Dymax dual-cure 9481-E conformal coating and 9309-SC ruggedization / reinforcement adhesive. To eliminate the manual masking step, a PVA Delta 8 dispensing robot for precise application of the materials was incorporated into the process along with a Dymax UVCS 12" conveyor with Fusion F300 lamps for fast UV curing of the printed circuit boards.

The Results

By switching to light-curable materials, removing the masking step, and implementing an automated process, the customer drastically reduced the total processing time by 95.7%, from 210 minutes to only 9 minutes. Altogether, Dymax helped the customer increase production by 231.3% and save 871 hours per year. In addition, a light-cure solution eliminated the lengthy heat-cure process, mixing time, and provided an environmentally friendly green process.

Improving PCBs Masking Process in Aerospace and Defense Applications

CUSTOMER’S OLD PROCESS

- Application Time - 19 minutes/board followed by air dry
- Throughput per day – 22 boards/person across 5 workers
- Total production – 110 boards

DYMAX SOLUTION

- Process Time Reduction: 32 hours
- Throughput increase: 22 boards/person: > 96 boards/person
- Labor reduction: 80%

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

A manufacturer specializing in PCBs for aerospace and defense applications wanted to improve its process efficiencies by increasing throughput and with automation of the masking process. The customer’s original process involved masking military-grade PCBs in preparation for coating with a solvated conformal coating. Each board contained 28 plated mounting holes, 33 flush test points, and 8 through-hole connectors prior to coating. The customer’s application time was 19 minutes per board followed by racking the boards for air drying of the maskant. With five people, they were only able to process 22 PCBs per person, per day for a total of 110 PCBs.

Our Solution

The Dymax Team Territory Manager and Sales Partner met with the customer to review their process and understand their needs. The Dymax team looked at a UV solution, automated dispense and cure options as an alternative. They proposed Dymax SpeedMask 9-20479-B-Rev-A and PVA Delta 8 Dispense Robot with FC100 dispense valve supported with Dymax UVCS12 Conveyor with Fusion F300 UC curing lamps.

The Results

By switching to SpeedMask 9-20479-B-REV-A and the implementation of an automated process, the customer was able to cut the process time from 19 minutes to apply only the maskant to 5 minutes to dispense and cure. Altogether, Dymax helped the customer increase production output from 22 boards/person to 96 boards/operator, a 14-minute reduction in the process. The customer achieved daily process savings of 32 hours while freeing four operators for other processes.

Improving Masking Process for Electroless Nickel Plating in Aerospace and Defense Applications

CUSTOMER’S OLD PROCESS

- Each part requires 2 to 3 coats of lacquer maskant to get necessary thickness
- Brushed on by hand which takes 30-45 min per each coat
- Long cycle time to apply/cure maskant up to 72 hours
- High scrap rate of 10% with current masking process

DYMAX SOLUTION

- Process Time Reduction: under 45 minutes
- Validation of cure with color change upon proper cure with SpeedMask 7601

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

An international company specializing in manufacturing and repairing landing gear and actuation systems for the aerospace market was looking for process efficiencies in their Electroless Nickel Plating process. Their target was to automate the masking process and increase throughput. The customer’s original process involved applying 2-3 coats of long drying lacquer based maskant prior to the electroless nickel plating of landing gear components. The customer’s manual brush application time of the lacquer maskant was 45 minutes per coating. Air-drying the parts also added a minimum of 8 hours to their production time. The customer ran production one shift per day, the masking (application and drying) process took up to 3 days (72 hours). The inconsistencies of the manual hand-brush masking application caused rework and a scrap rate of 10%.

Our Solution

Dymax Territory Manager and sales partner met with the customer to review their process and understand their needs. The Dymax team selected an UV solution, and light-cure system that addressed the customer issues. They proposed Dymax SpeedMask 7601 maskant and the SG-150 Spray Valve System supported with Dymax BlueWave® 200 curing-system.

The Results

By adapting the proposed Dymax UV-solution, the customer was able to drastically reduce cycle times to less than 45 minutes. In addition, the spray application improved part quality, consistency and reliability of the maskant helped reduce scrap and rework.

GenZe Electric Transportation Application Case History

GenZe is a leading US-based pioneer in two-wheel electric transportation, with headquarters in Silicon Valley and manufacturing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As part of the $19 billion Mahindra global network, GenZe has developed leading edge engineering, R&D, and design innovations.

THE CHALLENGE

Producing an aesthetically-pleasing removable Li-Ion battery pack without compromising safety and reliability.

THE SOLUTION

GA-201 is formulated for sealing plastic, glass, metal enclosures, and plated surfaces that require a soft, tack-free, flexible gasket. It acts as a moisture barrier and prevents absorption or penetration of air, dust, noise, liquids, gaseous substances, or dirt.

THE RESULTS

The Dymax system solution enabled consistent production of GenZe battery assemblies that meet strict design standards of weight, performance, and safety. GenZe 2.0 ScooterGenZe 2.0 Scooter Battery for GenZe 2.0 ScooterBattery for GenZe 2.0 Scooter GenZe Battery Lid - Gasket on Outer EdgeGenZe Battery Lid - Gasket on Outer Edge Dispense/Cure Cell - Robot Outfitted with BlueWave® 200 and Dymax Dispensing ValveDispense/Cure Cell - Robot Outfitted with BlueWave® 200 and Dymax Dispensing Valve

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

Packaging state-of-the-art electronics with energy-dense Li-Ion battery cells presented some unique challenges and opportunities. Because the battery pack is removable, many design challenges had to be addressed. Weight, performance, and safety were top priorities. GenZe engineers pored over the designs for thousands of hours and those efforts resulted in a safe, aesthetically pleasing, yet extremely complex battery system. The question was, could it be mass-produced, and at the same time be serviceable? The manufacturing engineering team had to develop a process to assemble the system, while ensuring it could be disassembled and resealed reliably, time and time again. Countless trials of different options ranging from solid die cut gaskets to individual O-rings and liquid materials were run. None of the trials proved to be a solution that could provide the necessary sealing performance while being easy to apply.

Our Solution

After visiting the GenZe production floor to assess the process, a Dymax team of marketing, application engineering, and sales personnel suggested a solution - GA-201 – a form-in-place gasket that would satisfy the needs of the application, not only in terms of sealing protection, but also in terms of manufacturability. In addition, this “dispensable” gasketing material demonstrated previously unseen flexibility to the product engineers. This was a breakthrough because the product’s styling and packaging would no longer be limited by its sealing requirements.

The Results

After running months of performance and validation testing, GA-201 proved to be the solution GenZe was searching for. The Dymax team not only brought their materials expertise to the table, they offered process application recommendations and assisted GenZe process engineers with the selection of the proper dispensing and UV curing systems. This shortened the equipment selection process significantly and added much needed confidence in attempting to produce a product that had never been offered before. A complex manufacturing cell, which includes a 6-axis robot complete with precision dispensing equipment and a BlueWave® 200 curing unit, was installed. And in a very short time, battery assemblies that power the GenZe 2.0 scooter were in production and passing the rigorous in-process tests with flying colors.

Cinch Gaming Case History

Cinch Gaming, a national leader in custom professional video game controllers, was looking for a durable solution to provide a rubber grip coating to their ABS plastic controller shells. Cinch controllers are used at all major gaming tournaments and LANs around the world. The controllers are fully customizable and unlike competitive products, feature ergonomically placed rapid-response back buttons, fully adjustable trigger stops, and Cinch Tech® game skill recognition technology. Cinch was looking for a way to incorporate a textured surface on the grips of their controllers to provide gamers with better feel and increased performance.

THE CHALLENGE

Find a material that provided a less sticky, more textured, grabby surface for gaming controllers.

THE SOLUTION

The SpeedMask® resin had excellent adhesion to the controllers and provided the non-sticky, textured feel the customer needed. An SG-100-RH spray gun and a BlueWave LED Flood completed the system.

THE RESULTS

The Dymax system solution enabled the customer to get a durable and tactile grip that is now being offered as an option on all Cinch controllers. Cinch Gaming Controllers Cinch Gaming ControllersCinch Grip Applied to Controller - Style 1 Cinch Gaming ControllersCinch Grip Applied to Controller - Style 2

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

Over-the-counter rubber and adhesive products didn’t sufficiently bond to ABS materials enough to provide both a durable and tactile solution. Because gamers can use game controllers for extended periods of time, Cinch needed a product that could not only withstand extended use, but provide a comfortable and tactile grip experience as well. Our Dymax Application Engineers recommended using light-curing adhesives to replace the current laser weld process.

Our Solution

The Dymax Application Engineering team recommended several light-curable coatings that would provide a strong bond with ABS plastic materials. Ultimately, a SpeedMask® resin was selected as the coating of choice because it was able to provide good “grip” without being sticky. A Dymax SG-100-RH spray gun was selected to apply the coating. This resulted in additional benefits as it allowed for the coating to be dispensed in a type of splatter pattern that created a more secure grip-like texture that gamers prefer. A Dymax BlueWave® LED Flood System was selected to cure the coating because it could cure it in a matter of seconds without risking damage to the surface of the controller.

The Results

The Dymax system solution enabled the creation of a durable and tactile grip that is used across a wide range of professional video game controllers. “Cinch Grip” is currently being offered as a new or retrofit option on all Cinch controllers.

Dymax SpeedMask resins are not intended for applications involving direct or prolonged contact between the skin and the resin, and Dymax has not tested or evaluated its SpeedMask resins for such applications. Dymax does not warrant that its SpeedMask resins are suitable for such applications, and it is the purchaser’s responsibility to test the suitability of any Dymax resin for the purchaser’s specific application. Should a purchaser choose to use a Dymax resin in an application similar to the one described above, purchaser does so at its own risk, and Dymax will not be held liable for any claim, damage or injury that allegedly arose, whether directly or indirectly, from contact between a complainant’s skin and a Dymax SpeedMask resin. Please refer to Dymax’s General Terms & Conditions of Sale.

Case History

A leading industrial electronics company, was looking to enhance quality, and increase production of their inverter PCBs. In their search for an environmentally friendly solvent free conformal coating they turned to the Dymax Application Engineering (AE) team for help.

THE CHALLENGE

Finding a solvent-free coating with a high dry thickness that will protect against corrosion caused by gas and salt.

THE SOLUTION

Solvent–free Dymax 9482 conformal coating is engineered for coating thicknesses up to 25 um (0.010 in) and offers superior protection to alternative products. The Dymax Edge Carry Conveyor was customized to boost productivity.

THE RESULTS

Our Dymax solutions system helped the customer increase output by 30%. Conformal Coating

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

Our customer was developing a new industrial inverter model that required a high dry thickness of conformal coating to meet electric performance. The product they were using at the time was a solvent based coating with a low dry (25um/0.010 in) thickness. Air pollution and odor from solvent based coatings were also a huge concern as the employees’ health was at risk.

Our Solution

Committed to nurturing collaborative partnerships with our customers, our AE team worked closely with the customer to come up with an innovative solution to protect the PCBs from harsh environments. Our customer needed an environment-friendly conformal coating that does not crack, delaminate, or show signs of corrosion, while maintaining mechanical and electrical properties after testing. After researching and testing our customer’s parts, dual-cure 9482, a light-curable secondary moisture-cure coating, was recommended to ensure complete coating that flows underneath components on printed circuit boards. This conformal coating achieved a UL 94-V0 flammability rating up to 10 mils thick, which makes it ideal for environmental protection of PWBs, wire harnesses, electronic components, and other surfaces needing a protective coating. It passes thermal shock requirements from -55°C and up to 135°C at 10 mils, while protecting against moisture, condensation, dust, dirt, salts, chemicals, abrasion, thermal shock, mechanical shock, and other factors that can all affect circuit performance. Dymax 9482 was ideal for the customer’s application as it is engineered for coating thicknesses up to 25 um (0.010 in) and becomes tack free immediately after UV curing, helping to avoid handling defects and reduce processing time and costs. In addition, it contains no nonreactive solvents and fluoresces vivid blue when exposed to UV light (365 nm) for easy post-cure inspection. To speed curing time our application engineers suggested using a Dymax Edge Carry Conveyor system. The conveyor was customized to a 6 lamp system to optimize their production process. Rapid curing allowed the coated boards to swiftly move onto the next step in the manufacturing process with virtually no down/wait time.

The Results

Our customer was very satisfied with how our complete Dymax system solutions improved their process. 9482 provided the ideal coating with no cracking or delamination, while the customized conveyor cured the boards in seconds, allowing the customer to increase output by 30%.

Case History

A leading manufacturer of premium portable lighting, was looking to ruggedize its safety flashlights, which are used by fire fighters, police officers, and military troops in the field. In their search for a fast curing sealant with excellent adhesion properties, they turned to the Dymax Application Engineering team for help.

THE CHALLENGE

Finding a strong fast curing adhesive to ruggedize the lens and reflector housing.

THE SOLUTION

Multi-Cure® 621-T has excellent adhesion properties, while curing in seconds. Dymax 2000-EC flood lamp provided the best curing solution for the 8" x 8" curing area.

THE RESULTS

A very happy customer that reduced its costs and increased its output because of the Dymax systems solutions. Flashlights

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

When the customer developed some new flashlights, they were looking for a way to ruggedize the lens and reflector housings by applying a sealant to bond the subassembly together. Their engineers needed the flashlights to withstand rough handling and extreme conditions in the field, and to work in a wide range of environments, such as search-and-rescue or life-threatening situations.

Our Solution

Dymax application engineers, always looking for the next challenge, worked closely with the customer’s team to come up with an innovative solution. After researching and testing our customer’s parts, Multi-Cure® 621-T was recommended to bond the glass lens to the reflector housing. The decision was made based on 621-T’s ability to adhere dissimilar materials, its fast cure, and excellent adhesion properties. To bond the subassembly, the lens and reflector housing were placed into a small rotary system underneath a dispensing valve and 621-T was applied in a uniform bead into the bond line. Our application engineers suggested using a Dymax 2000-EC flood lamp to cure parts post-assembly, because it offered a large 8” x 8” curing area, as well as high-intensity curing in 5-30 seconds. The parts were assembled and then exposed to UV/visible light under the Dymax flood lamp. Rapid curing allowed the bonded parts to swiftly move onto the next step in the manufacturing process with virtually no down/wait time.

The Results

Our customer was impressed with the technical expertise of our AE team. They were also very satisfied with Multi-Cure ® 621-T and with how our 2000-EC Flood Lamp enhanced their process by curing a large area in just a few seconds. Our solution enabled faster processing, greater output, and lower processing costs.

Case History

A world leader in electrical explosion protection and sensor technology, was looking to turn away from laser welding for an application that requires sealing two polycarbonates of their photoelectric sensors.

THE CHALLENGE

Finding an alternative solution to laser welding for bonding a PC –PCBA holder to a PC clear cover in a photoelectric sensor.

THE SOLUTION

Dymax 3094-GEL-REV-A provides the best bonding results by providing IP67 ingress protection and meeting reliability requirements.

THE RESULTS

The customer improved their process by achieving better bonding and higher UPH. 5000-EC Flood Lamp Curing System

Customer’s Challenge: The Problem

The customer was bonding PC covers to PC PCBAs by laser welding. However, they were unsatisfied with the results, as laser welding between PC and PC gives inconsistent bond results and lower units per hour (UPH). It also requires large laser weld equipment that take up a lot of floor space. Our Dymax Application Engineers recommended using light-curing adhesives to replace the current laser weld process.

Our Solution

To support the customer in finding the most suitable light-curing adhesives and curing equipment for the process, our AE team tested several materials with customer parts in our laboratories and found that 3094-GEL-REV-A provided the best bonding strength when being cured with 5000-EC flood curing system. This curing system offers high-intensity curing energy over a 5x5 inch area. Also, 5-30 second cure times are typical when using Dymax light-curable materials. Our Dymax application engineers optimized the process and provided the solutions to the customer, who was pleased with the test results and decided to put 3094-GEL-REV-A into their production qualification process.

The Results

The parts built with 3094-GEL-REV-A passed the customer’s reliability requirement for IP67 ingress protection, thermal cycling at -40°C to 70°C, and damp heat soaking at 70°C/90%RH. The customer was satisfied with the results and proceeded to qualify the low-stress active bonder 3094-GEL-REV-A to replace the laser welding process. Our Dymax solutions system provided them with faster UPH and reduced the production floor space.

Videos

Dymax Videos

Videos

Dymax light-curable adhesives, dispensing systems, and light-curing equipment are utilized in a wide range of industrial applications. Below are a few videos that demonstrate these products and technologies in action.

Light-Curable Material Videos

Adhesive Technologies | Conformal Coatings | FIP/CIP Gaskets | Medical Adhesives | SpeedMask® Maskants | Other Applications

Encompass® Technology

Adhesives formulated with Encompass technology incorporate Dymax exclusive See-Cure color change and Ultra-Red fluorescing technologies into one light-curable product. As a result, manufacturers gain efficiencies from rapid on-demand curing with easy cure confirmation and post-cure bond-line inspection.

Encompass® Demo at Assembly 2015

Dymax Application Engineer Greg Arcangeli walks through the curing and validation processes with Encompass Technology at Assembly 2015.

Encompass® Technology Demonstration

Dymax 215-CTH-UR-SC catheter adhesive with Encompass technology is cured and then shown fluorescing under black light. Encompass technology features Dymax See-Cure and Ultra-Red technologies in one product. The adhesive is bright blue in the uncured state then transitions to clear upon sufficient exposure to UV light, providing visual confirmation of placement and cure. Ultra-Red technology fluoresces bright red under black light for easy quality inspection. Encompass technology aids manufacturers before, during, and after light curing, helping them meet stringent guidelines and deadlines, and improving the speed, efficiency, and accuracy of their assembly process.

See-Cure Adhesive Technology Featured on “Inside Business”

Dymax See-Cure Color Change Cure Indicating Adhesive Technology Featured on “Inside Business”. We’ve answered the two most important questions in the adhesive industry: How can I tell where the adhesive has been applied? Dymax adhesives formulated with See-Cure technology are bright blue in their uncured state. This makes it easy to see where the adhesive has been dispensed onto substrates. Any voids in the bond-line can be immediately corrected before curing. How do I know the adhesive is cured? You can tell the adhesive is cured because it changes from blue to clear when exposed to UV light. You can see the bond-line has been completely cured, so you’re assured the part won’t fail.

Patented See-Cure Technology – Blue to Pink Masking Resins

Dymax masking resins formulated with See-Cure technology are bright blue in the uncured state. The blue color is easily visible against clear and most colored substrates, enabling simple confirmation of the quantity and location of placement. As the maskant cures, the blue color within the product transitions to pink upon full cure. This serves as a visible confirmation that the product has received a sufficient dose of energy to cure.

Patented See-Cure Adhesive Technology

See it cure right before your eyes!
See-Cure light-curable adhesives are bright blue in an uncured state enabling simple confirmation of the quantity and location of their placement. As the adhesive begins to cure, its blue color begins to transition and ultimately turns clear after full cure. This serves as a visible confirmation that the adhesive has received a sufficient dose of energy to reach full cure.

See Cure Technology Demonstration – Blue to Pink Color Change

Dymax adhesives formulated with patented See-Cure Technology are bright blue in the uncured state. The blue color is easily visible against clear and most colored substrates, enabling simple confirmation of the quantity and location of placement. As the adhesive begins to cure, its blue color begins to fade and ultimately turns clear after full cure. See-Cure adhesives are specifically formulated to ensure that this visually obvious blue-to-clear color change occurs only after the adhesive reaches full cure. This serves as a visible confirmation that the adhesive has received a sufficient dose of energy to reach full cure. See-Cure technology that transitions the adhesive from blue to pink is also available. These products are ideal for applications in which post-cure confirmation of adhesive cure and placement is critical.

Medical Adhesives

Light-Cure Solutions for Catheter & Needle Assembly

Dymax manufactures a range of specially formulated adhesives for the assembly of disposable medical devices. Watch this video to see a demonstration of those adhesives being used in catheter and needle manufacturing and learn how light-curable adhesives are speeding up the assembly process and helping build safeguards into the manufacturing process with Encompass® technology.

1405-M-UR-SC High-Speed Needle Bonders in Automated Assembly Process

Nordson EFD, Star Syringe, and Dymax integrate their products and equipment to create a high-speed dispensing and curing system for needle bonding. Watch as Dymax 1405-M-UR-SC adhesive is quickly dispensed by the Nordson EFD Liquidyn P-Jet CT jetting valve onto Star Syringe hypodermic needle devices and cured with the Dymax BlueWave QX4 LED-Spot Curing System.

Medical Light Curing Adhesives

M.E.M. Inc uses Dymax light curing adhesives in the production of disposable laryngeal masks. M.E.M. tested many adhesion technologies such as heat welding, epoxies, RF welding, and solvents. They found that Dymax light curable adhesives worked the best and were medically safe. M.E.M worked with Dymax to create a whole process using light curing technology. The use of Dymax light curable adhesives allowed speedy production and quality product.

Catheter Bonding Adhesives

Welcome to the Dymax booth at MD&M West 2014! In this video, explore our new line of catheter adhesives, curing equipment, and newly redesigned packaging.

Medical Device Adhesives for Hearing Aid Applications

Welcome to the Dymax booth at MD&M West 2014! In this video, you’ll learn about innovative solutions for hearing aid devices including 1184-M-T-R adhesive and 1901-M MD® flexible electronics coating.

SpeedMask® Maskants

SpeedMask® Masking Resins for Metal Finishing Applications (Sandblasting)

SpeedMask light-curing masking resins replace tape, wax, lacquers, and fixtures and offer reliable protection against most metal-finishing processing environments including sandblasting. They are easily applied and conform perfectly to the part’s shape, preventing edge lift or other common masking problems.

SpeedMask® Masking Resins for Turbine Blade Air Plasma Spray

Dymax SpeedMask masking material is applied to turbine blade cooling holes by syringe dispenser or needle valve. The mask is cured by a UV/Visible light-curing flood lamp with a shutter and articulating arm. The plasma treatment is applied and then removed through incineration in an air vacuum furnace, leaving a residue-free surface.

Masking Resin Protects Turbine Blade During Air Flow Testing

Dymax SpeedMask masking material is applied over turbine blade cooling holes, leaving one row unmasked for air flow testing purposes. The maskant is cured with UV/Visible light and is ready for immediate testing. The cured maskant provides extreme protection against the high-pressure air blown through the turbine blade during testing.

Knee Implant Masking Application

 

Maskants for PCB Pin Connectors at Assembly 2015

Dymax Regional Sales Manager Brent Newblom highlights the advantages of light-curable maskants for protecting sensitive PCB pin connectors during processing.

Advantages of SpeedMask® Light-Curable Maskants for Surface Protection

Solvent-free, light-curable SpeedMask® maskants from Dymax solve a variety of manufacturing challenges.

Light-Curable Maskants vs. Tapes at MRO Americas 2016

Live from MRO Americas 2016, Global Product Manager Virginia Hogan demonstrates how SpeedMask light-curable maskants provide better surface protection during aggressive finishing processes over traditional taping methods.

Conformal Coatings

Protecting Automotive Electronics with Conformal Coatings

New vehicles on the market are expected to be safe, comfortable, and reliable. Those characteristics depend greatly on the quality of the electronics used. Automotive electronic systems must not just be well tested, but components must also be ruggedized to keep these systems operating at peak performance. Conformal coatings provide essential protection, shielding printed circuit boards from contaminates that could cause damage. In this video, learn more about the many systems conformal coatings can help protect in an automotive.

Product Spotlight: 9452-FC Conformal Coating

Dymax 9452-FC was developed as a faster, more environmentally friendly alternative to thin, solvent-based conformal coatings. It is 100% solids and optimized for broad-spectrum or LED light cure. It provides good insulation properties as well as humidity, thermal shock, and corrosion resistance with a viscosity of only 20 cP. It’s low viscosity allows easy spraying and is also ideally suited for flow and film coating.

Removing Dual-Cure 9482

The micro sandblaster precisely removes the coating in just seconds without damaging the board surface or surrounding components. Dual-Cure 9482 has the added benefit of fluorescence under black light, making it easier to see where the coating has been removed.

Removing Dual-Cure 9481-E

The micro sandblaster precisely removes the coating in just seconds without damaging the board surface or surrounding components. Dual-Cure 9481-E has the added benefit of fluorescence under black light, making it easier to see where the coating has been removed.

Removing Multi-Cure® 984-LVUF

The micro sandblaster precisely removes the coating in just seconds without damaging the board surface or surrounding components.

Removing Multi-Cure® 9-20557

The micro sandblaster precisely removes the coating in just seconds without damaging the board surface or surrounding components.

Black Conformal Coating Enhances Security of Printed Circuit Boards

Multi-Cure® 9451 “true” black material is a single-component, 100% solids, light- and heat-curable conformal coating designed to enhance security on printed circuit boards. In addition to its ability to improve circuit reliability in harsh conditions, its opaque black color is intended to cover markings, labeling, and other identification as well as sensitive information on printed circuit boards. Watch as the coating is dispensed onto a PCB and cured with a Dymax light-curing conveyor system.

Light-Curing Conformal Coating

Electronic Coating Technologies (ECT) uses Dymax UV light curing conformal coatings on printed circuit boards that require a conformal coating as the last step in production. By using Dymax light-curing electronic conformal coatings, ECT is able to process parts very quickly, keep an environmentally friendly workplace, provide same day service, minimize floor space, and expand their business without investing much capital.

Dymax Conformal Coating Removal

Dymax light-curable conformal coating is removed from a circuit board using a Crystal Mark Inc. system.

Conformal Coating Animation

Dymax Conformal Coating Application Video

Ruggedizing & Reinforcement Materials

Dymax Ruggedization Material

Dymax light curable electronics ruggedization material being dispensed with Asymtek DJ-9000 Jet Dispenser

Ruggedization Animation

Dymax Ruggedization Application Video

Reinforcement Animation

Dymax Reinforcement Application Video

Plastic Bonders

Light-Curable Adhesives for Packaging

Xentris LLC is a manufacturer of wireless accessories. Sealing the package is a crucial last step in their manufacturing process. Xentris needed a way to seal clamshell packaging. Dymax Corporation had the answer. Dymax light curable adhesives and conveyor system allowed for faster production, flexibility, and safety in the workplace. Dymax Corporation is located in Torrington, Connecticut, as well as globally.

Plastic Bonding

 

FIP/CIP Gaskets

Dispensing & Curing Form in Place Gasket on Control Box

Watch as a Dymax UV curable gasket material is dispensed into channels of a control box and cured in place in seconds with a Dymax BlueWave spot curing lamp.

Dispensing FIP Gasket onto Plastic Cover

This video demonstrates a Dymax form-in-place gasket being dispensed into a channel on a plastic cover and then being cured in place by a Dymax light-curing conveyor.


FIP/CIP Gasket on Fuel Cell

Dymax FIP/CIP Gasketing on Fuel Cell Application Video

FIP/CIP Gasketing on Conduit Cover

Dymax FIP/CIP Gasketing on Conduit Cover Application Video

Light Curing Form-in-Place (FIP) Gaskets

Dymax form-in-place (FIP) gaskets cure completely in as little as 15 seconds, even to 1/4 inch thick beads, with good compression set. UV light curing, FIP gaskets eliminate ovens, racking, stacking and waiting for traditional FIP gaskets to cure. Designed for flat surfaces or wide, shallow grooves, permanent FIP gaskets can eliminate the delay experienced with slow curing resins and the design and inventory expense associated with pre-cut gaskets. Dymax gaskets are available with a slick to pressure sensitive surface tack and come in low to high, non-sag viscosities. They have excellent adhesion to plastics, glass and metal and are ideal for trim assembly, sound and vibration dampening and non-skid applications. Dymax Corporation is located in Torrington, Connecticut, as well as globally.

Form In Place / Cure In Place Gaskets being Dispensed by PVA Machine

See Dymax Form In Place / Cure In Place Gasketing Material dispensed from Precisions Valve & Automation, Inc.’s Dispensing Machine. Dymax form-in-place (FIP)/cure-in-place (CIP) gaskets cure completely in seconds – even to 1/4 inch thick beads – with good compression set. UV/Visible light curing, FIP/CIP gaskets eliminate ovens, racking, stacking, and waiting for traditional FIP/CIP gaskets to cure. Dymax form-in-place/cure-in-place gaskets are silicone free and solvent free. Designed for sealing intricate, complex configurations as well as flat surfaces or wide, shallow grooves, permanent FIP/CIP gaskets can eliminate the delay experienced with slow-curing resins and the design and inventory expense associated with pre-cut gaskets.

Other Applications

Glass Bonding

Dymax Glass Bonding Application Video

Adhesives for 3D Printing

Dymax light-curable adhesives can be used to bond 3D parts made from DLP and SLA printers. Cure in seconds allows for immediate parts processing. Watch as a 3D printed part is assembled with adhesive and cured with UV light.

Dymax Lamination Adhesive Application

Application of Dymax optical display lamination adhesive onto an LCD module using Dymax dispensing and light-curing equipment.

Dispensing Units

Model 828 Valve Rebuild Kit Instructional Video

Follow along with this animation and learn how to easily maintenance your Model 828 pinch valve. Using step by step instructions, you’ll learn how to disassemble and reassemble your Model 828 dispensing valve using the our Dymax Model 828 rebuild kit.

Model 826 Valve Rebuild Kit Instructional Video

From time to time, it may be necessary to replace parts in your Model 826 valve. This animation provides step by step instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble your valve using the Dymax Model 826 rebuild kit.

Model 475 Valve Rebuild Kit Instructional Video

This animation provides step by step instructions on how to disassemble and reassemble your Model 475 dispensing valve using the our Dymax Model 475 rebuild kit.

Automated Needle Assembly at MD&M West 2017

Dymax Corporation demonstrates an Automated Needle Assembly system, featuring two BlueWave® MX-150 LED spot-curing units, at MD&M West 2017.

Low-Level Sensing Cartridge Reservoir for Fluid Dispensing Systems

Animation shows how the low-level sensing feature works when dispensing fluid from a cartridge reservoir.

Low-Level Sensor System for Bottle Drop-In Reservoirs

Demonstration of low-level sensor system for bottle drop-in reservoirs during fluid dispensing. Low-level sensor systems allow users to accurately monitor material levels during the dispensing process with an adjustable sensor mount.

Low-Level Sensor System for Cartridge Reservoirs

Demonstration of low-level sensor system for cartridge reservoirs used in fluid dispensing. The system allows users to accurately monitor material levels during the dispensing process with an adjustable sensor mount.

Model 455 Disposable Fluid Path Pinch Valve

Video shows the 455 spray valve dispensing See-Cure product. The Model 455 is a pneumatically operated, normally closed pinch valve with a disposable fluid path. It was designed to dispense a variety of low- to medium-viscosity materials with extreme precision. The valve’s micrometer control feature allows users to precisely adjust the material flow, ensuring that materials are dispensed consistently and accurately.

SG-200 Super-Flow Spray Gun System

SG-200 Super-Flow Spray Gun Systems are designed for masking and coating applications where a significantly higher flow rate is required. The systems are ideal for dispensing fluids with viscosities between 5,000 cP and 80,000 cP. Flow rates of 2.5 – 20 oz per minute are achievable, maximizing productivity for high-volume and large-part masking and coating applications. The SG-200 utilizes a normally closed, stainless steel needle valve to control fluid flow and a dual-acting air cylinder to provide immediate start/stop functionality. The systems’ dual-port atomizing nozzle design ensures symmetrical delivery of materials across a wide range of viscosities.

Model 400 Hand-Held Needle Valve Dispensing System

Dymax Model 400 pneumatic, normally closed needle valve is designed to deliver precise dots or very fine beads of low- to medium-viscosity fluids.

Model 826 Disposable Fluid Path Pinch Valve

The Model 826 is a pneumatically operated, normally closed pinch valve. This dispense valve dispenses a wide variety of materials, and is specifically designed to dispense thicker, stringy materials with ease. The valve is highly precise and obtains its precision from lockable controls that facilitate the adjustment of three critical parameters: the flow rate through the valve, the amount of tube closure, and suck-back.

Model 475 Diaphragm Valve

The Dymax Model 475 dispensing system utilizes a pneumatic, normally closed diaphragm valve to accurately dispense low- to high-viscosity fluids. The internal diaphragm design of the valve prevents fluid from contacting the actuating components within the valve, decreasing wear on the valve’s actuating components and minimizing valve maintenance and production down-time. This feature of the valve also makes the system ideal for dispensing reactive materials like cyanoacrylates and solvent-based products.

Model 775 Spool Valve

The Model 775 is a pneumatically operated spool valve that is designed to accurately dispense a variety of medium- to high-viscosity fluids. The valve’s accuracy comes from two main features, its suck-back control and adjustable flow control. The suck-back feature greatly increases accuracy and repeatability when dispensing materials. Having control over the amount of suck-back assures consistent, stringless dispensing of tackier materials, and prevents droplets from remaining on the dispense nozzle when using lower viscosity materials. The valve’s other key feature, adjustable flow control, gives users the ability to have complete control over the amount of material dispensed. The 775 valve can dispense volumes as little as 0.01 mL and as large as 50 mL.

Model 455 Disposable Fluid Path Pinch Valve

The Model 455 dispensing valve is a pneumatically operated, normally closed pinch valve with a disposable fluid path. It was designed to dispense a variety of low- to medium-viscosity materials with extreme precision. The valve’s micrometer control feature allows users to precisely adjust the material flow, insuring that materials are dispensed consistently and accurately.

Dymax High-Flow Spray Gun with SpeedMask® Masking Resin

Dymax offers both standard and high-flow spray guns for applying coatings, lubricants, masking resins, and other low-to-high viscosity fluids. Watch as the standard and high-flow spray guns are used to spray Dymax SpeedMask masking resin. See the difference in flow rate between the two models.

Light-Curing Systems

Product Spotlight: BlueWave® AX-550

Get high-intensity LED light curing in a compact size! The BlueWave® AX-550 flood-curing system combines an emitter, controller, and power supply into one compact unit, eliminating the bulk and cost of connection cables and other miscellaneous parts. Quiet and efficient, it is available with a 365, 385, or 405 nm emitter that provides a sizable 5″ x 5″ curing area. This curing lamp can also be easily incorporated into automated assembly lines.

Product Spotlight: BlueWave® MX-275

The BlueWave MX-275 features Dymax’s first line pattern LED emitters. Users can group emitters together to achieve a light bar with a cure area of up to 5 mm x 200 mm. Watch as Isamar Pion, Dymax Application Engineer, demonstrates this system’s unique features.

Product Spotlight: BlueWave® 200

Learn more about one of our most popular spot-curing system in this short clip.

Product Spotlight: WIDECURE® Light-Curing Conveyor System

Our largest conveyor system, the WIDECURE is ideal for curing light-curable materials on larger parts, or larger quantities of smaller parts. Watch the video to learn more about it’s features and capabilities.

How to Replace the Bulb in Your WIDECURE® Conveyor

UV bulbs degrade with use and must be replaced from time to time. This video demonstrates how to properly replace the bulb in your WIDECURE® Light-Curing Conveyor System.

BlueWave® MX-250 LED Flood Curing System

Isamar Pion, Application Engineer for Dymax Corporation, discusses the Dymax BlueWave MX-250 LED light-curing system. Highlights include a substrate curing demonstration and an overview of the system’s touchscreen interface and programming capabilities.

Automated Needle Assembly at MD&M West 2017

Dymax Corporation demonstrates an Automated Needle Assembly system, featuring two BlueWave® MX-150 LED spot-curing units, at MD&M West 2017.

BlueWave® MX-150 LED Spot Curing System

Dymax Territory Sales Manager David Miller discusses the unique features and capabilities of the BlueWave® MX-150 LED Spot-Curing System.

Introducing the BlueWave® MX-150 at MD&M East 2016

Dymax Equipment Product Manager Dennis Dell’Accio walks through functions and features of the new BlueWave® MX-150 LED Spot-Curing System at MD&M East 2016.

BlueWave® QX4 LED Multi-Head Spot Light-Curing System

Dennis DellAccio, Equipment Manager for Dymax Corporation, discusses the Dymax BlueWave QX4 LED light-curing system. Highlights include a substrate curing demonstration and an overview about the benefits of LED curing technology. Dennis also shows important features of the system including the multiple lightguides and easily interchangeable focusing lenses that allow for maximum curing flexibility.

Introducing New LED Flood at MD&M West 2014

Welcome to the Dymax booth at MD&M West 2014! In this video, you’ll see our new LED Flood, designed to offer a larger and higher intensity cure area, as well as several new medical adhesives.

Educational / Troubleshooting Videos

How to Measure the Intensity of Your Spot Curing System

Measuring the UV intensity of a spot-curing system is important for maintaining the accuracy of the light-curing process. UV bulbs degrade with use, making it important to regularly check that the system is providing the intensity and dosage levels required for successful curing. A radiometer is used to measure the UV intensity of a light-curing system. For spot lamps, readings can be taken using a lightguide simulator or at the end of the lightguide. In this video, we demonstrate how to measure the intensity from the end of the lightguide.

The Consequences of Reusing Dispense Tips

One of the most overlooked sources of adhesive failure is the dispense tip. Sometimes dispense tips are reused in the mistaken belief that it will reduce costs. In reality, reusing dispensing tips contaminates the assembly process and will cause a process to become unpredictable, often leading to product failure. Learn more about the consequences of reusing dispensing tips in this whiteboard video.

Reversing Adhesive Crystallization

Some light-curable adhesives can crystallize and may appear opaque, thick, or granular when dispensed. The likelihood of this phenomenon occurring is low and fortunately crystallization can be reversed easily without affecting product performance. Learn more about adhesive crystallization and how to reverse it in this video.


Recognizing the Three Types of Bond Failure

If you are experiencing bond failure, it is most likely due to one of the three main failure types: adhesive, cohesive, or substrate failure. Learn how to recognize each failure type and how to overcome them in this video.

Other Videos

Our Technology. Your Advantage.

Learn about all the ways that Dymax Corporation can help manufacturers reduce costs, increase throughput, and improve their manufacturing processes with UV light-curing technology.

Automated Turbine Blade Masking Cell at MRO 2017

Dymax teamed up with ACT robotics to present an automated turbine masking cell at MRO Americas 2017. Together the cell’s integrated robotics, vision system, masking resins, dispensing valve, and curing system create an efficient and precise turbine masking process.

Automated Needle Assembly at MD&M West 2017

Dymax Corporation demonstrates an Automated Needle Assembly system, featuring two BlueWave® MX-150 LED spot-curing units, at MD&M West 2017.

Fast Dispensing and LED Curing of Light-Curable Materials on Printed Circuit Boards

Werner Wirth and Dymax partner together on a printed circuit board application. A light-curable material is quickly and precisely dispensed onto a PCB and cured in seconds with an LED light-curing source. The fast dispensing and curing process allows the parts to be immediately processed.

Press Releases

Press Releases & News

Press Releases

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Year Press Release Title
Automotive
2019 P436 – Introducing Dymax 9014, Room‐Temperature‐Stable Encapsulant and Wire Bonding Material – Features Secondary Moisture Cure for Shadow Areas on PCBs
  P435 – Dymax Corporation to Exhibit at The Battery Show – On Display: Light-Curable Materials to Improve the Performance and Life of Electric Vehicle Batteries
  P428 – Dr. Nebioglu of Dymax Corporation to Present Latest Research on Conformal Coatings at ICEET 2019
2015 P360 – New Automotive Electronics Materials Selector Guide Streamlines Product Selection
Coatings
2016 P397 – Dymax Improves Multi-Cure® 9451 Black Conformal Coating with New UL Certification
P386 – Dymax Introduces Multi-Cure® 9451 Conformal Coating
2014 P346 – Achieve Better Protection and Higher Throughput with Light-Curable Conformal Coatings
P333 – Dymax Oligomers & Coatings to Present at RadTech UV & EB 2014 Conference
Curing Equipment
2019 P429 Dymax Introduces BlueWave® AX-550 – All-in-One, High-Intensity LED Flood Curing System
2018 P422 Dymax Introduces BlueWave® MX-Series Multichannel Controller
2017 P412 Dymax Introduces BlueWave® MX-250™ LED Flood-Curing System
2016 P401 Dymax Launches A New 25” WIDECURE™ Conveyor for Curing Larger Parts
P396 New ACCU-CAL™ 160 Radiometer Helps Ensure Consistent Production Quality
P391 Dymax Introduces BlueWave® MX-150™ LED Spot-Curing System
P380 Dymax Curing Systems Enhance 3D Printing
2015 P375 – Ensure Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light-Curing Sources
P368 – LED Conveyor System Offers Consistent, Fast Curing
P350 – BlueWave® QX4™ LED Multi-Head Spot-Curing System Provides Maximum Flexibility
2014 P330 – BlueWave® LED Flood System Offers Fast Cure Times
2013 P311 – Go Green and Get More Power with the BlueWave® LED VisiCure™ Spot-Curing System – Reliable Curing and Increased Accuracy Improve Manufacturing Efficiency
P305 – New Spot-Curing System Features Enhanced Unit Status and Notification Displays – Improved Operator Interface Reduces Downtime
P302 – LED Light-Curing System Reduces Cost and Improves Process Control – Reliable Curing and Increased Accuracy Improve Manufacturing Efficiency
P295 – New Flood-Lamp Systems are CE Marked for Standardized Global Use
P279 – Edge-Carry Conveyors Protect Sensitive Components
2011 P257 – LED Light-Curing System Reduces Cost and Improves Process Control
P243 – New Radiometer Simplifies Validating and Monitoring UV-Curing Processes
Dispensing
2015 P362 Achieve Better Process Controls while Dispensing Light-Curable Materials
P356 New Dispensing Equipment Selector Guide Simplifies Product Selection
2014 P344 Micro-Spray Valve Features Contaminate-Free Dispensing
P343 Sensor System Accurately Monitors Material Level in Pressurized Reservoirs
P340 SG-200 Maximizes Productivity for High-Volume and Large-Part Operations
P329 Needle Valve Offers High Dispensing Precision – Material Flow Adjustment Ensures Shot-to-Shot Consistency
2013 P319 Handheld Dispensing Valve Features Low Maintenance, Internal Diaphragm Design – Material Flow Adjustment Ensures Shot-to-Shot Consistency
P290 Model 455 Dispensing Valve Operates with Extreme Precision – Materials are dispensed consistently and accurately
P283 – New Dispensing Equipment Selector Guide Simplifies Product Selection
2012 P273 – Versatile Hand-Held Spray Gun Systems Simplify Manual Spraying Process – New Dymax spray gun systems are suitable for medium- and high-viscosity fluids
P274 – Versatile Dispensing Systems Offer Accuracy and Consistency – New Model 475 valve dispensing systems are engineered for optimal performance and long service life
P269 – Versatile Digital Syringe Dispenser Offers Precise Control – No more squeeze bottles or manual dispensing
P253 – Manual Dispensing Systems Feature Hand-Held Valve for Easy Operation
2011 P241 – Attain Consistent Syringe Dispensing with Micro-Dot™
Electronic
2020 P450 – Introducing Multi-Cure® 9037-F Encapsulant for Printed Circuit Board Assembly – Flexible Formulation for Wire Bonding Features Secondary Heat-Cure for Shadow Areas
2019 P436 – Introducing Dymax 9014, Room‐Temperature‐Stable Encapsulant and Wire Bonding Material – Features Secondary Moisture Cure for Shadow Areas on PCBs
  P435 – Dymax Corporation to Exhibit at The Battery Show – On Display: Light-Curable Materials to Improve the Performance and Life of Electric Vehicle Batteries
2018 P419 – Dr. Aysegul Kascatan Nebioglu of Dymax at ICULTA-2018
2017 P407 – Dymax Introduces Multi-Cure® 9452-FC Very Low Viscosity Conformal Coating
P404 – New Easily Peelable Maskant by Dymax for PWB Connectors and Board-Level Areas
P405 – Dr. Nebioglu of Dymax Corporation Presented Her Research at the IPC/ APEX Expo
2016 P382 – Dymax Dual-Cure Conformal Coating 9482 Received UL Certifications
2015 P360 – New Automotive Electronics Materials Selector Guide Streamlines Product Selection
2014 P346 – Achieve Better Protection and Higher Throughput with Light-Curable Conformal Coatings
P318 – Streamline Your Smart Connected Device Assembly Process with UV-Curable Materials
2013 P307 – New Edgebond/Cornerbond Material for Rapid, Economical Ruggedization – See-Cure Formulation Enables Confirmation of Placement and Cure
P303 – Light-Curable Encapsulants Reach Full Cure in Shadowed Areas – Quick Tack-Free Curing Helps Prevents Rejects
P291 – New Optical Display Adhesives Maintain Optical Clarity
P287 – Dual-Cure Conformal Coating Eliminates Need for Additional Processing
2012 P263 – Fast-Curing LCP Adhesive Provides Instant Bonds on Speaker Substrates – Curing speed enables faster processing and reduces cost
2011 P254 – Light-Curable Encapsulant Helps Maximize Assembly and Production Speeds
P261 – Light/Moisture-Cure Conformal Coating Lowers Annual Operating Costs
P250 – Fast-Curing Conformal Coating Features Superior Component and Sharp Lead Coverage
P244 – Conformal Coating Process Comparisons Illustrate How Dymax Conformal Coatings Reduce Cost
FIP Gaskets
2016 P393 – Dymax GA-201 Helps Increase Production and Cuts Costs
2015 P367 – New Gasketing Materials Selector Guide Streamlines Product Selection
P347 – Increase Production and Cut Costs with New Gasketing Resin
2013 P310 – High-Visibility FIP/CIP Gaskets Provide Placement Confirmation – Excellent Bond Strength to Metals, Glass, and Plastics
P300 – FIP/CIP Gasket with See-Cure Technology Provides Cure Confirmation – Excellent Bond Strength to Metals, Glass, and Plastics (GA-140-SC)
2012 P258 – FIP Gasketing Resin Offers Significant Advantages Over Traditional Gasketing Materials
General Interest
2020 P447 – Dymax Corporation Celebrates 40th Anniversary – Company Commemorates Four Decades as an Innovator in High-Tech Rapid Light-Cure Solutions
  P451 – Dymax Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Recognized as Leading Corporation in Singapore – Receives Certificate of Achievement as a Singapore SME 1000 Company
  P448 – Dymax Responds Quickly to Ventilator Shortage with Fast-Curing Medical Adhesives – Offering Turnkey and Custom Bonding Solutions for Medical Device and Other Manufacturers
2019 P440 – Dymax Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Certified to IATF 16949 Standards – Receives IATF 16949 Letter of Conformity for Quality Management System (QMS)
  P437 – Dymax Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. Recognized by Dun & Bradstreet – Winner of D&B Business Eminence Award
  P434 – Dymax Corporation Recognized by Inc. 5000 – Ranked in Top 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.
  P432 – Dymax Announces New Leadership – Aaron Mambrino appointed President, Dymax Americas
2018 P415 – Robert Palmer Joins Dymax Corporation as Global Electronic Business Development Director
2017 P414 – Jason Maupin joins Dymax Corporation as Chief Marketing and R&D Officer
2016 P397 – Dymax Corporation to Host Webinar on Advanced Light-Curable Materials
P395 – Dymax Received Marcum Top 40 Award
P394 – Dymax Receives FIP Patent
P390 – Dymax Receives Patents
P387 – Marco Reyes Joins Dymax as Senior Regional Sales Manager- West
P385 – Dymax Light-Curable Adhesives Formulated with Encompass™ Technology to be Showcased at MD&M East
P384 – Dymax Oligomers & Coatings to Showcase at RadTech Chicago 2016 Conference
P378 – Steven Suzuki Joins Dymax as Global Account Manager
P366 – David S. Miller Joins Dymax as Territory Sales Manager
P365 – Dymax Corporation’s European Subsidiary Celebrates 20 Years of Continuous Growth
P358 – Achieve Better Process Controls with Light-Cure Technology
2014 P342 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives to be Showcased at The Assembly Show
P046D – Dymax Europe GmbH Continues on its Growth Path – Specialist for light-curable materials opens new Research and Development facility in Germany
P337 – Speed Assembly Processes and Ensure Complete Cures with New Encompass™ Technology
P332 – Steven Blazuk Named ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence
P328 – Dymax Recognized by Connecticut Economic Resource Center
P313 – Dymax Corporation Continues to be one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
P309 – Dymax to Present at the Assembly Show 2013
P294 – Margo Martin Named Global Account Manager
P296 – Marufur Rahim Joins Dymax as R&D Manager
2012 P278 – New Website Helps Visitors Discover LED Light-Curing Technology – Learn How LED Light-Curing Can Increase Manufacturing Throughput
P272 – Dennis Dell’Accio Joins Dymax as Product Manager – Equipment
P277 – Bomar Specialties Announces Integration into Dymax
P267 – Christopher Morrissey Joins Dymax as Market Segment Manager – Electronics
2011 P265 – Dymax Sponsors Susan B. Anthony Project Authors’ Luncheon
P262 – Dymax Corporation Earns Position as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the U.S.
P260 – Brent Newblom Joins Dymax as Territory Sales Manager
P249 – A. Gregory Bachmann, President of Dymax Corporation, Honored by SBA
P247 – Dymax Expands European Operation
Glass
2013 P285 – New Adhesive Resists High Temperature and Moisture – Ultra Light Weld® 431
Masking
2018 P417 – Dymax SpeedMask® Masking Resins to be Showcased at MRO Americas
2017 P411 – Dymax SpeedMask Masking Resins to be Showcased at MRO Europe
2016 P392 – Dymax Introduces SpeedMask 9-20479-B-REV-A
P379 – Dymax SpeedMask at MRO Americas
2015 P373 – Protect Turbine Components from Flame Spray Processes with SpeedMask® 718 Masking Resin
P361 – Yellow Fluorescing Maskant is Easy to See on Dark Substrates
P355 – Cure-on-Demand, See-Cure Maskant Reduces Processing Time
P351 – Durable, Cure-on-Demand Maskant Reduces Processing Time
2013 P314 – Customized Masking Solutions Don’t Require Customized Masks – Light-Curable Masks Increase Productivity and Reduce Waste
P289 – Versatile, Peelable Masking Resin Simplifies Masking Processes – Easy application and removal facilitates increased throughput (734-BT)
2012 P259 – Versatile, Peelable Masking Resin Simplifies Masking Processes – Easy application and removal facilitates increased throughput (726-SC)
Medical
2020 P449 – Introducing MD® 250-CTH Cationic Epoxy for Medical Device Assembly – Flexible Curing Options with UV Light Only, Heat Only, or Light and Heat for Bonding Multiple Substrates
P448 – Dymax Responds Quickly to Ventilator Shortage with Fast-Curing Medical Adhesives – Offering Turnkey and Custom Bonding Solutions for Medical Device and Other Manufacturers
2018 P421 – Dymax Published New Medical E-Book
P420 – Dymax to Exhibit at MD&M East 2018
P416 – Dymax to Exhibit at MD&M West
2017 P413 – Dymax Publishes New Medical White Paper
P403 – Light-Curable Adhesives formulated with Encompass™ Technology to be Showcased at MD&M West
2016 P376 – Dymax Light-Curable Adhesives formulated with Encompass™ Technology to be Showcased at MD&M West
P400 – Ensuring the Reliability of Disposable Syringes With Light-Cure Adhesives White Paper
2015 P371 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives to be Showcased at MD&M Minneapolis
P359 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives and Curing Equipment to be Showcased at MD&M East
P354 – Needle-Bonding Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection
P349 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives to be Showcased at MD&M West
2014 P341 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives to be Showcased at MD&M Minneapolis
P338 – Speed Assembly Processes and Ensure Complete Cures with New Catheter Adhesive
P334 – Innovative, Light-Curable Dymax Adhesives to be Showcased at MD&M East
P327 – Soft Light-Curable Adhesive Offers Excellent Adhesion to COC Laminate Film
2013 P298 – New Needle-Bonding Adhesives Cure Fast for Increased Throughput (1400-Series)
P286 – Light-Curable Needle-Bonding Adhesive Eliminates Need for Secondary Processing (1193-M-SV05)
P292 – LED-Optimized Medical Electronics Coating Offers Operating Cost Savings – 1901-M
2012 P275 – New MD® Medical Device Adhesives Guides Simplify Product Selection – Enhanced Guides Provide Easy-to-Use Product Information
2011 P248 – New LED-Curable Catheter Adhesive Cures Tack Free in Less than a Second
Optical
2009 P201 – Fast-Cure, Low-Shrink Adhesive for Optic Assembly Eliminates Parts Movement
Packaging
2008 P179 – Dymax + PARTNER PAK = Sustainable Clamshell Packaging Technology for Electronics
P171 – Dymax Partners With Partner Pak
Plastic
2014 P321 – Plastic Bonder with Moisture Cure Prevents Failures Due to Loss of Adhesion
2012 P246 – Ultra Light-Weld® 3013 Adhesive Bonds Dissimilar Materials in Seconds – Rapid curing maximizes production speed
2011 P255 – High-Performance Plastic-Bonding Adhesive Increases Throughput – Curing Speed Enables Faster Processing and Reduces Cost
Speaker
2009 P184 – New Dymax Adhesive Provides Instant Bonds on Speaker Substrates

Encapsulants for Electronics Assembly

Encapsulants for Electronics Assembly

9000-series encapsulants cure tack free in seconds upon exposure to UV/Visible light for superior protection on both flexible and rigid PCB platforms. Dual-cure grades also feature secondary ambient moisture cure for shadow areas. These fast-curing materials help reduce processing and energy costs associated with alternative technologies and are easily incorporated into automated systems for maximizing microelectronic assembly and production speeds.

Tough and flexible, the products exhibit high ionic purity as well as resistance to humidity and thermal shock to effectively protect components and improve their reliability. They contain no sharp, abrasive, mineral or glass fillers to abrade fine wires, and their combination of low Tg and low modulus results in low stress wire bonding.

Electronic Encapsulation Applications Include:

  • Chip-On-Board, Flex, and Glass
  • Bare Die Encapsulating
  • IC to Flex Circuit Attachment and Bonding
  • Glob Top Encapsulation
  • Circuit Coating
  • Wire Bonding

Dymax encapsulant adhesives are all one part, so no mixing is required and viscosity is consistent. They have excellent adhesion to polyimide, PET, flexible printed circuits, FR4, as well as ceramic boards. Formulations are available in a wide range of viscosities, from thin to non-flowing gel.

Additional Benefits of 9000-Series Encapsulants:

  • Fast cure increases throughput and minimizes handling
  • Secondary moisture cure ensures fast cure rate for shadow areas
  • 100% solvent-free chemistry means high coverage and very low VOCs
  • Low stress under thermal cycling, as well as being electrically insulating, equals maximum post-assembly reliability
  • Simple dispense eliminates costs associated with complex dispensing system maintenance
Halogen-Free Dymax Products A variety of Dymax halogen-free conformal coatings, adhesives, and potting materials are also available.

Electronics Assembly

Light-Curable Adhesives and Materials for Electronics Assembly

One-part, solvent-free electronic adhesives and materials cure in seconds upon exposure to UV/Visible light energy. A wide variety of light-curable products are available for circuit protection and electronic component assembly applications. Many are electrically insulating and designed for various operations including conformal coating, encapsulation, ruggedizing and reinforcement, thermal management, as well as optical display bonding and lamination. Most materials have multiple-viscosity grades so manufacturers can tailor the material flow to the specific project requirements. The products are used in automotive and consumer electronics and aerospace and defense applications.

Light-Curable Materials Include:

  • Camera Module LCMs:  Adhesives for smart connected devices and automobiles, as well as security and industrial camera systems, cure in seconds, providing greater product yields in a much shorter assembly time. They form excellent adhesion to a variety of plastic and metal substrates typically used in the manufacturing of electronic device housings and camera modules and can withstand harsh conditions like moisture, heat, as well as shock.
  • Conformal Coatings: Users can apply the coatings over the entire printed circuit board surface or in discreet areas to provide complete protection from harsh environments or chemical exposure. Many products come in IPC approved, MIL-I-46058C, and UL listed self-extinguishing grades. Multiple shadow-area cure options, including dual-cure and light/moisture cure formulations, are also available.
  • Encapsulants: Protect components on rigid or flexible boards to -40°C. Encapsulating materials are ideal for microelectronic assembly and IC protection.
  • Halogen-Free Materials: A variety of adhesives, coatings, encapsulants, and potting compounds are available that meet halogen-free industry mandates without sacrificing performance requirements.
  • Optical Display & Lamination Adhesives: Fast, on-demand cure allows substrates to be re-positioned precisely until parts are ready to be cured. These adhesives are for applications where durable, crystal-clear, as well as invisible bonds are required.
  • Peelable Maskants: One part, solvent- and silicone-free Ultra Light-Weld® peelable electronic maskants are ideal for conformal coating, wave soldering, and reflow operations.
  • Potting Compounds: These one-part materials can achieve full, tack-free cure in seconds and dramatically reduce cycle times and costs. They also offer tenacious adhesion to plastics as well as metals.
  • Thermal Interface Materials: TIMs cure in seconds with light, heat, or activator to effectively transfer heat to keep components cool.
  • Wire Tacking Adhesives: Ruggedizing and staking materials hold critical components to PCBs, providing optimal circuit protection for manual applications such as wire tacking and coil termination.

Glossary

Glossary

Look up industry jargon and terminology

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A

Absorptivity(absorption coefficient): Absorbance per unit thickness of a medium.
ACCU-CAL™:  Line of Dymax intensity meters that measure UV and/or visible light energy
Acrylic:  A synthetic resin made from acrylic acid or a derivative thereof. Acrylics possess the property of transparency, as well as flame resistance.
Actinometer:  A chemical system or physical device that determines the number of photons in a beam integrally or per unit time. For example, solutions of iron (III) oxalate can be used as a chemical actinometer, while bolometers, thermopiles, and photodiodes are devices whose electrical response can be correlated with the number of photons detected.
Actinometry: Determination of the number of photons in a beam per unit time, or integrated over time.
Activator: A substance that enhances the ability of a flux to remove oxides and other contaminants from surfaces being joined.
Additive lamps: Medium pressure mercury vapor UV lamps (arc or microwave) that have had small amounts of metal halide(s) added to the mercury within the bulb. These materials will emit their characteristic wavelengths in addition to the mercury emissions. [This term is preferred over doped lamps].
Adhesion: The state in which two surfaces are held together by interfacial forces. These forces may be valence forces, interlocking action or both.
Adhesive Failure: The failure of the bond line between substrates and an adhesive; the adhesive separating entirely from the substrate.
Adhesive: A substance capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. Adhesive is the general term that includes cement, glue, mucilage, and paste (among others).
Anaerobic Adhesives: Fast-setting adhesives that cure in the absence of oxygen. They need to be packaged in oxygen-penetrating containers and usually filled only partially to allow plenty of oxygen-rich headroom in the container. These adhesives cure when the oxygen is cut off by the bond line, so close fitting surfaces are desirable. Commonly used in thread lockers and machine fasteners.
ASTM: American Society for Testing Materials.

B

Baking Temperature: A temperature above 150°F (65.6°C). Refers to curing materials at these elevated temperatures.
Bandwidth: The range of wavelengths between two identified limits, expressed in the same units as wavelength (nm). In radiometry, it is important that the basis of the limits (i.e. % response of the instrument used) be specified or known. Band (wavelength range) must be communicated with radiometric data.
BlueWave®:
Line of DYMAX UV and/or Visible light curing spot lamps used for small area curing of UV light curing adhesives and coatings.
Bond Strength: The unit load applied in tension, compression, flexure, peel, impact, cleavage, or shear, required to break an adhesive assembly with failure occurring in or near the plane of the bond. The term “adherence” is often used in place of “bond strength”.
Bond: The union of materials by adhesives.
Bonding: Joining two materials.
Brightness, also known as Luminance: Description of energy in the visible region of the spectrum (approximately from 400 to 700 nm) and recorded in photometric units. “Intensity” (see below) of visible light energy is called Illuminance.
Brookfield Viscometer:
An instrument for measuring the viscosity of formulated adhesives under standard conditions of temperature.
Bulb:
Light source generating Ultraviolet, Visible, and Infrared radiant energy from burning matter stimulated by electrical power conditioned by a proper power supply which is an integral part of a Lamp. A light source is usually placed into a reflector (of various geometry) to increase light source efficiency by collecting and directing radiant energy of selected spectra (for a given curing process).

C

Catalyst: A chemical that speeds up the curing of an adhesive when added in a minor quantity, compared with the amounts of the primary reactants.
Centigrade: A scale of temperature which features 0° and 100° as the freezing and boiling point of water respectively. To convert centigrade to Fahrenheit multiply by 1.8 and add 32. (100° x 1.8) + 32 = 212°F. View our Fahrenheit and Centigrade conversion chart.
Centipoise:
1/100th of a poise; (dyne-sec/cm2); a viscosity measurement unit.
Coating:
A thin layer of material, conductive or dielectric, applied over components or a base material.
Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion:
Once cured, a measure of the change in length of an epoxy system over a given temperature range. It is expressed in inches per inch per degree C. ASTM D696-44.
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE):
Change in a unit of length or volume that accompanies a unit change in temperature.
Cohesion: The state in which the particles of a single substance are held together by primary or secondary valence forces observed in the tendency of the substance to stick to itself. As used in the adhesives field, the state in which the particles of the adhesives (or the adhered) are held together.
Cohesive Failure: Failure within the adhesive under a stress, resulting in a broken bond with all adhered surfaces still covered with adhesive.
Cold mirror: A type of dichroic reflector that has low reflectance to IR compared to its reflectance of shorter wavelengths, visible or UV. Also see dichroic.
Color: The color of a fully cured adhesive sample.
Compressive Modulus: The ratio within the elastic limit of compressive stress to corresponding compressive strain (deformation per original length). It is expressed in pounds per square inch. ASTM D695-54.
Compressive Strength, Ultimate: The maximum load in pounds that can be carried per square inch of cross section of the material under test.
Compressive Strength: The crushing force necessary to break a bond, divided by its cross-sectional area.
Conductive: Having the quality of power of conducting or transmitting heat, electricity, or static electricity.
Conductivity: Reciprocal of volume resistivity. Conductance of a unit cube of any materials.
Conformal Coating: A thin non-conducting coating that is either plastic or inorganic and is applied to a circuit for environmental and mechanical protection.
Cosine response: Description of the spatial response to incident energy where response is proportional to the cosine of the incident angle. A radiometer with a diffuser or a photo-responsive coating will exhibit nearly cosine response.
Cross-Link: Tying together large molecules and changing the physical properties of the material. Cross-linking usually involves formation of a three-dimensional molecular network and is associated with thermosetting resins.
Cure Cycle: The amount of time periods at specified temperatures to which a reacting thermosetting plastic or rubber composition is subjected in order to reach certain specified properties.
Cure Time: The amount of time required to reach 90% cure at room temperature (75°F =/-2).
Cure: To change the physical properties of an adhesive by causing a material reaction. This reaction can be initiated by a chemical process or energy.
Curing: The process of irreversibly polymerizing a thermosetting plastic by subjecting it to a temperature-time profile.
Cyanoacrylates: Have the ability to polymerize very quickly at room temperature with no catalyst required and are suitable for use with a variety of bonding surfaces. These adhesives have been widely used for thread locking applications, and sometimes are subject to hydrolic degradation when exposed to moisture. They are thermoplastic when cured and consequently are limited in temperature capabilities and chemical resistance.

D

Delamination: A separation between plies within the base material, or between the base material and the conductive foil, or both.
Density: The ratio of a substance’s mass to its volume at a given temperature and pressure. Example: water at 25°C, 1 atmosphere of pressure = 1.0 gr/cm3 = 8.35 lb. per gallon.
Dichroic: Exhibiting significantly different reflection or transmission in two different wavelength ranges. Dichroic reflectors that have reduced reflectance to long wavelengths (IR) are called “cold mirrors”, while reflectors having enhanced reflectance to long wavelengths are called “hot mirrors”.
Dielectric Constant: When electrical energy is applied in a circuit, the insulating material of the electrical charge and releases it when the current is broken. Capacitance is the ratio of charge absorbed to the potential (voltage applied). Dielectric Constance is the ration of an insulator’s capacitance to that of dry air. (1.0) A dielectric constant of 5 means an insulator will absorb 5 times more electrical energy than air.
Dielectric Strength: The voltage which an insulating material can withstand before breakdown occurs, expressed in volts per Mil.
Diffuse: A characteristic of a surface that reflects or scatters light or UV equally in all directions (often confused with spread reflectance).
Diluent: A reactive or non-reactive additive whose primary function is to lower the viscosity and extend the material to which it was added.
Discoloration: Any change from an initial color possessed by a material, either due to environmental or internal conditions.
Domed: Showing a symmetrical distortion of a flat or curved section of an object so normally viewed. Term often used when clear “epoxy domes” are applied to labels, pins, magnets, key tags, etc.
Doped lamps: Term applied to UV lamps having metal halide additives to the mercury to alter the emission spectrum of the lamp. (Historically this term has been used by UV arc lamp manufacturers. It is an imprecise usage, as the added chemical does not alter the properties or another). [The preferred term is additive lamps].
Dose: Irradiance integrated over time, or Irradiance (W/cm2
) x Time (s) = Dose (Joules/cm2). Note: Watt is the power that gives rise to the production of energy at the rate of 1-joule (J) per second (s).
Dual-Cure: Light and secondary moisture cure technology formulated into DYMAX conformal coatings allowing shadowed components hidden on PCBs to fully cure after light exposure. Dual-Cure™ products cure with UV/Visible light and secondary moisture cure
Dynamic exposure: Exposure to a varying irradiance, such as when a lamp passes over a surface, or a surface passes under a lamp, or lamps. In that case, energy is the time-integral of the irradiance profile.
Dynamic range: The span between the minimum irradiance and the maximum irradiance to which a radiometer will accurately respond. Expressed as a ratio, or in measured units (e.g., watts/cm2).
Dyne: Measurement typically used for measuring surface tension. 1 dyne = 10 u-Newton’s.

E

Effective energy density: Radiant energy, within a specified wavelength range, arriving at a surface per unit area, usually expressed in joules per square centimeter or millijoules per square centimeter (J/cm2 or mJ/cm2). Is expressed in a specified wavelength range (without wavelength specification, it is essentially meaningless). Commonly accepted abbreviations are Wl or El. [An alternate term is exposure].
Effective irradiance: Radiant power, within a specified wavelength range, arriving at a surface per unit area. It is expressed in watts or milliwatts per square centimeter (W/cm2 or mW/cm2) in a specified wavelength range (without wavelength specification, it is essentially meaningless). For brevity, when the wavelength range is clearly understood, the term is shortened to irradiance. Commonly accepted abbreviations are El or Il. Compare spectral irradiance.
Einstein: One mole of photons. Sometimes equated to the energy of one mole of photons – although this use is discouraged.
Elasticity: That property of materials by virtue of which they tend to recover their original size and shape after deformation.
Elastomer: A material that, at room temperature, can be stretched repeatedly to at least twice its original length. When the stress is removed, the material immediately returns to its approximate original length.
Elastomeric: A material that at room temperature can be stretched repeatedly to at least twice its original length, and upon release of the stress, will return with its force to its approximate original length.
Electrically Conductive adhesives (including epoxy): Systems that are usually heavily filled (greater than 70%) with electrically conductive fillers. The most common fillers are silver, copper, gold, nickel, and carbon. Conductivities of 0.001 ohm/cm and less can be achieved with many of these systems. Typical applications include replacement for solder in electrical connections, connections to substrates that can’t be soldered or where heat would be a problem. These adhesives also tend to have excellent thermal properties.
Electromagnetic spectrum: An extremely wide range of radiation that travels at the speed of light, and characterized by wavelength. Extends from radio waves (~104 meters), through visible and UV (~10-4 meters), to gamma rays (~10-14 meters).
Elongation (%):
Ability of a material to stretch or become longer.
Emission spectra: Radiation from an atom or atoms in an excited state, usually displayed as radiant power vs wavelength. Emission spectra are unique to each atom or molecule. The spectra may be observed as narrow line emission (as in atomic emission spectra), or as quasi-continuous emission (as in molecular emission spectra). A mercury plasma emits both line spectra and continuum simultaneously.
Encapsulant: The material used to cover COB devices to provide mechanical protection and to ensure reliability.
Encapsulation: Used interchangeably with Potting. Refers to the enclosure of an item in a substance. Sometimes used specifically in reference to the enclosure of capacitors or modules.
Energy density: Radiant energy arriving at a surface per unit area, usually expressed in joules or millijoules per square centimeter (J/cm2 or mJ/cm2). It is the time-integral of irradiance. Same as exposure. For a parallel and perpendicularly incident beam, not scattered or reflected, energy density and fluence become identical. Compare fluence. [Not equivalent to dose].
Epoxy Resin: A material that forms straight chain thermoplastic and thermosetting resins.
Evacuation: The removal of entrained air from an epoxy system by vacuum. Also referred to as degassing.
Exotherm: The liberation of heat energy during a chemical reaction. Exotherm is increased in large masses.
Exposure: Effective radiant energy density at a surface; the time-integral of irradiance within a specified bandwidth, expressed in J/cm2 or mJ/cm2. The time-integral of fluence rate, in J/m2 or J/cm2. Also radiant exposure. In solar UV exposure applications, larger units may be used – J/m2 or even MJ/m2. Compare fluence. [Not equivalent to dose]. The definition varies in radiation chemistry in clinical chemistry.

F

Filler: A substance, often inert, added to a system to improve properties and/or decrease cost.
Flame Retardance: The ability of an epoxy system to resist combustion or burning. Some materials tend to extinguish themselves when subjected to a flame. Such materials are classified as self-extinguishing. ASTM D790-63.
Flash Point: The temperature at which the material gives off flammable vapor in sufficient quantity to ignite momentarily on the application of a flame under specified conditions.
Flex Circuits: Flexible printed circuit boards made using thin polymide or polyester film with copper circuitry on one or both sides of the flex.
Flexural Modulus: The ratio, within the elastic limit, of flexural stress to the corresponding strain. It is expressed in pounds per square inch (psi). ASTM D-790-63.
Flexural Strength: The ability of a material to withstand failure due to bending.
Flip Chip: Any packaging scheme in which the active circuitry of an IC is placed facing the surface of the substrate.
Fluence rate: The radiant power of all wavelengths passing from all directions through an infinitesimally small sphere of cross-sectional area dA, divided by dA. For a parallel and perpendicularly incident beam, not scattered or reflected, irradiance and fluence rate become identical. Units are typically W/cm2 or mW/cm2.
Fluence: The total radiant energy of all wavelengths passing from all directions through an infinitesimally small sphere of cross-sectional area dA, divided by dA. Units are typically J/cm2 or mJ/cm2.
Flux (radiant flux): The flow of photons, in einstein/second; one einstein = one mole of photons.
Functional Test: The electrical testing of an entire assembly that simulates the intended function of the product.

G

Gardner Color Scale: A system of color standards based upon stable solutions of ferric chloride used in the evaluation of resins, lacquers, oils, and varnishes. The Gardner Scale can be correlated roughly with other color standards such as FAC, ASTM, and NPA.
Gel: The initial jelly-like solid phase that develops during the transition from a liquid to a solid.
Glass Transition Temperature (Tg): Approximate midpoint of the temperature range over which a material undergoes a phase change from brittle to rubbery or vice versa.

H

Hardener: A substance or mixture of substances added to an epoxy resin to promote or control the curing reaction by taking part in it.
Halogen-Free:

Halogen-Free Dymax Products
A material having less than 900 parts mer million (ppm) of chlorine, less than 900 ppm of bromine and less than 1500 ppm total level of both combined. Learn which Dymax products are Halogen-Free.
Heat Sink: Any device that absorbs and draws off heat form a hot object, thereby neutralizing the extreme temperature.
Hot mirror: A dichroic reflector having a higher reflectance to IR than to visible or UV. See dichroic.
Humidity (Absolute): The amount of moisture present in the atmosphere expressed in grams per cubic meter.
Humidity (Relative): The ratio of the amount of moisture contained in the atmosphere to the amount of moisture that can be carried in the atmosphere at a given temperature. Relative humidity is expressed in percent, e.g., 75% R.H. at a given temperature means that the air is 75% saturated with moisture.

I

Illuminance:
luminous flux (energy of visible light) incident per unit area, and measured in Lx (lux) or Lumen/cm2.
Integrated Circuit: A microcircuit that consists of interconnected elements inseparably associated and formed in-situ on or within a single substrate, usually silicon, to perform an
electronic circuit function.
Intensity: Measure of light energy over the unit of surface area (usually surface at the specified working distance from the bottom of reflector housing) in W/cm2 or mW/cm2. For the UV portion of light, this measure is often called in literature “irradiance”, i.e. radiant energy arriving at a point on a surface per unit area.
View our intensity conversion table.
Intensity: A generic term, with a variety of meanings; undefined, but sometimes used to mean irradiance. Generally mis-applied in UV curing. Its precise optical meaning is flux/steradian (W/sr), applied to emission of light; not useful in UV curing. [Compare irradiance or peak irradiance or effective irradiance].
Irradiance profile: The irradiance pattern a lamp; or, in the case of dynamic exposure, the varying irradiance at a point on a surface that passes through the field of illumination of a lamp or lamps; irradiance vs time.
Irradiance: Radiant power arriving at a surface from all forward angles, per unit area. It is expressed in watts per square centimeter or milliwatts per square centimeter (W/cm2 or mW/cm2). Compare effective irradiance, spectral irradiance and fluence rate.

J

Joule (millijoule): A unit of work or energy (a newton-meter). The time-integral of power. Abbreviated J or mJ. (Although derived from a proper name, the term joule is not capitalized, while its abbreviation is capitalized).

K

L

Lap Shear Tensile Strength: This is the maximum measured strength, in pounds per square inch (psi), of two strips of aluminum bonded together forming an overlapping joint.
Light Weld®: DYMAX adhesives that cure with UV light.
Light: Radiant energy in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Line emission: Narrow lines of emission from an atom in an excited state. These are the “spikes” observed in spectrometry. Low-pressure sources exhibit finely distinguished line emission; higher pressure sources generally exhibit more continuous spectra.
Lumen: When making catheters, lumen = tubing. Catheters can have a single lumen = 1 tube with 1 hole in the center. Catheters can have multi-lumen = 1 tube with 3,4,6,or ? holes in the center. Catheter balloons are bonded to the outside of the lumen. Steerable catheters can run guidewires up 4 of the holes in the lumen, bonded to the end, which allow the tip to be moved like a kite (pull one string and the kite turns in that direction). Some lumen holes will contain instruments, or air, or medicine, or be used to suck debris out during the operation, or cameras. The catheter has two ends: Proximal end and Distal end. Distal end (think “distant” or farthest away) is the end in the patient. The Proximal end (think “proximity” or closest) is the end the Doctor holds. There are 8-10 different applications that could fall within “lumen adhesive”. Basically it covers any adhesive that can be used to bond onto or into the catheter shaft.

M

Measurement: Measurement of specific ranges may be defined by the responsivity of a radiometer. It should be made clear, when referring to these ranges, exactly what wavelengths they represent. Specific manufacturers of radiometers will use uniquely specified ranges.
Modifier: Any ingredient added to an epoxy formulation that changes its properties.
Moisture Resistance: Having some resistance to high humidity. A moisture resistance adhesive will not be easily affected by moisture. Will not easily change its chemical and physical properties due to moisture.
Monochromatic: Light or UV radiated from a source that is concentrated in only a very narrow wavelength range (bandwidth). This may be accomplished either by filters or by narrow-band emission.
Monochromator: An instrument that separates incoming radiant energy into its component wavelengths for measurement. Two methods are used for dispersing the radiation: diffraction grating or prism. The typical resolution may be 1 nanometer or less.
Multi-Cure® adhesives:
DYMAX adhesives that cure with UV/Visible light, activator, or heat.

N

Nanometer: Unit of length. Abbreviated nm Equals 10-9 meter, = 10-3 micron, = 10 A (angstrom). Commonly used unit to define wavelength of light, particularly in the UV and visible ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum. An older equivalent term, millimicron, is rarely used today.

O

OHM Unit: Unit of electrical resistance. Resistance of a circuit in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere.
One-Component
(Room Temperature or Heat Cured):
Adhesives (including epoxy, urethane, and silicone) have the catalyst or hardener as an integral part of the system and require no mixing. These adhesives may have limited shelf life and/or special storage conditions such as refrigeration may be required. Curing can be activated by introducing heat (epoxies), oxygen (anaerobic, or moisture) silicones)). Such adhesives can be desirable when eliminating measuring or mixing errors is required or when dispensing equipment cannot handle multi-component systems.
One-Component
(Ultra-Violet Cured):
Adhesives require UV light to cure. High-power, UV light sources can cure these adhesives very quickly when needed for high speed assembly work or applications that require a fast cure. In most cases, it is desirable to have substrates that can pass light or open bond lines where the light source can reach. Blind or closed applications are usually difficult applications for this type of adhesives. Common applications are found in the medical device industry.
Opaque: A material that no light can be transmitted through.
Optical density: The logarithm of the reciprocal of reflectance or transmittance. A dimensionless number. In printing and color, it is the log of the ratio of visible light absorbed by an “absolute white” to the light absorbed by the measured ink.
Outgassing: The slow release of gas trapped within a material.
Ozone: Oxidizing agent (O3) produced by the action of Ultraviolet radiant energy (below 185 nm) or electrical corona discharge of oxygen on air.

P

P.S.I.: Pounds per square inch; a unit of measure of pressure.
PCB: Printed Circuit Board – A substrate of glass fabric impregnated with a resin and cured, and clad in metal upon which a pattern of conductive traces is formed to
interconnect components.
Peak irradiance: The intense, peak of focused power directly under a lamp. The maximum point of the irradiance profile. Measured in irradiance units, W/cm2.
Peel Strength: The peeling force necessary to break a bond, divided by its cross-sectional area.
Photometer: An instrument for measuring visible light, usually filtered or corrected to match the human eye response.
PLC: Programmable Logic Controller
Polychromatic, or polychromic: Consisting of many wavelengths.
Polymerization: A chemical reaction in which the molecules of a monomer are linked together to form large molecules whose molecular weight is a multiple of that of the original substance. A polymer is a material formed by polymerization.
Polymerize: To chemically unite two or more polymers or monomers of the same kind to form a molecule with a higher molecular weight.
Pot Life: The length of working time of a two-component reactive system from the time of the addition of the curing agent in a specific mass (i.e., 100 grams). It is expressed in minutes.
Potting: Similar to encapsulating, except that steps are taken to insure complete penetration of all the voids in the object before the resin polymerizes.
Power (radiant) see radiant power: The rate of radiant energy or total radiant power (W) emitted in all directions by a source.
Power (UV lamp): Tubular UV lamps are commonly described by their operating power in “watts per inch” or “watts per centimeter.” This is derived simply from the electrical power input divided by the effective length of the bulb. (It does not have a direct meaning to the output efficiency of a lamp system, to the spectral conversion efficiency, to the curing performance, not to the UV irradiance delivered to a work surface).
Pull Strength: A measure of the quality of a solder joint formed between a component lead and a bonding pad on a substrate.

Q

Quantum yield: A measurement of the photon efficiency of a photochemical reaction. The ratio of the number of chemical events per unit time to the number of photons absorbed per unit time. It is a unitless measure. Note that it is based on the absorbed and not the incident photon flow.

R

Radiachromic: Exhibiting a change of color or optical density with exposure to light or UV. A character of films whose color or density change can be correlated to exposure to UV energy.
Radiance: Generally refers to the radiant output of a source. It is radiant flux per unit area per steradian (W/cm2/sr). In UV curing, it is used in a generic sense rather than as a precise optical term.
Radiant energy: Energy transfer, expressed in joules or watt-seconds (J = Wxsec).
Radiant exposure: See exposure.
Radiant intensity: Power per unit of solid angle from a source, expressed in watts/steradian (W/sr).
Radiant power: Rate of energy transfer, expressed in watts or joules/second (W = J/sec).
Radiochromic: Preferred term is radiachromic.
Radiometer: A device that senses irradiance incident or its sensor element. Its construction may incorporate either a thermal detector or a photonic detector. This instantaneous signal output will usually have a linear proportionality to radiant flux, and will depend on incident wavelength(s). The resulting characteristic response to irradiance versus wavelength is called responsivity.
REACH: Acronym for Registrations, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemical substances. Read more abour REACH.
Resin: An organic material that has an indefinite and often high-molecular weight. Resins tend to flow when subjected to stress, usually have a softening or melting range, and usually fracture conchoidally.
Resistivity: The ability of a material to resist passage of electrical current either through its bulk or on a surface. The unit of volume resistivity is the ohm-cm, of surface resistivity, the ohm.
Responsivity (spectral sensitivity): The response or sensitivity of any system in terms of incident wavelength. In radiometry, it is the relative output of a device versus wavelength. In photochemistry, it may also be applied to the spectral response of photoinitiators.
Rework: A manufacturing operation that restores a part or an assembly to an operable condition. The reworked part/assembly should meet or surpass specifications.
Rheology: The study of the change in the form and flow of matter, including elasticity, viscosity, and plasticity.
RoHS: Acronym for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. All Dymax adheisves are RoHS compliant. Read more abour RoHS.
RTV: An acronym for room-temperature vulcanizing. An RTV adhesive vulcanizes without the application of heat.

S

See-Cure: Color transition and cure indicator technology incorporated into Dymax adhesives that changes from blue to clear when exposed to UV light indicating an adhesive is cured
Set: To convert into a fixed or hardened state by chemical or physical action through polymerization.
Shadowing: The failure of molten solder to wet the leads of surface mount components due to their location on a board during wave soldering.
Shear Strength: The sliding force required to break a bond, divided by its cross-sectional area.
Shore A Hardness: The reading of a material’s hardness on a durometer, the scale of which is 0-100, used on elastomers and other flexible materials. Consists of a pin point depression into the material, the material being at least 100 mils thick. A Shore A reading of 80 equal a Shore D reading of 30. View our comparison chart.
Shore D Hardness: The reading of a material’s hardness on a durometer, the scale of which is 0-100, used on rigid and semi-rigid materials. Consists of a pin point depression into the material. Both the Shore A and Shore D instruments are made by the Shore Instrument Manufacturing Company, Inc. Jamaica, NY. View our comparison chart.
Shrinkage: The decrease in volume, or contraction, of a material by the escape of any volatile substance, or by a chemical or physical change in the material.
SMT: Surface Mount Technology – a method of assembling PCBs where components are mounted onto a surface of the board rather than being inserted into holes.
Specific Gravity: The ration of weight of any volume of a mass or substance to the weight of an equal volume of water at given temperature. The specific gravity of a substance times the density of water equals the density of the substance.
Spectral absorbance (absorbance spectrum): Absorbance described as a function of wavelength.
Spectral irradiance: Irradiance at a given wavelength per unit area per unit wavelength interval. Expressed in W/cm2/nm. Usually measured with a spectroradiometer. Compare effective irradiance.
Spectral output: The radiant output of a lamp versus wavelength. It is displayed in a variety of ways, but commonly a graph or chart of output watts plotted against wavelength. The appearance of the plot will vary dramatically, depending on the wavelength resolution used. A technique of normalizing is to integrate spectral power over 10-nanometer bands, (W/10nm), to reduce the difficulty of quantifying the effects of line emission spectra.
Spectroradiometer: An instrument that combines the functions of a radiometer and a monochromator to measure irradiance in finely divided wavelength bands.
SpeedMask®: Line of DYMAX temporary peelable maskants used to protect components during finishing processes.
Static exposure: Exposure to a constant irradiance for a controlled period of time. Contrast with dynamic exposure.
Storage Life: The period of time during which a packaged adhesive or curing agent can be
stored under specific temperature conditions and remain stable for use. Sometimes called shelf life.
Stress: An applied force or pressure, as tension or shear, exerted on a body which produces a resultant strain on the material. The ability of material to withstand a stress depends on the strength of its cohesive force or molecular resistance.
Substrate Failure: The failure of the substrate material itself, upon subjecting bonded adhered surfaces to stress.
Substrate Geometry: Substrate dimensions, typically dimensions critical to implement a successful bonding process.
Substrate: A material upon the surface of which an adhesive is spread for any purpose, such as bonding or coating.
Surface Resistivity: The resistance to a current flow along the surface of an insulator material. Measure in ohms-cm.
Surface Tension: The property of a liquid which causes the surface to pull into the smallest area for a maximum volume, hence, drops are spherical. The fact that water drops on a wax surface do not spread out due to surface tension. If a wetting agent were to be added to the water the round droplet would spread out into a film because of the lowered surface tension.

T

Temperature, Curing: The temperature to which and adhesive or an assembly is subjected to cure the adhesive.
Tensile Strength: The pulling force necessary to break a bond, divided by its cross-sectional area. Tensile strength is the resistance of a material to stretching without rupture. It’s expressed in pounds per square inch.
Thermal Conductivity: A measure of how rapidly heat is conducted through a material.
Thermal Cycling: A method used to induce stresses on electrical components by means of sequential heating and cooling in an oven.
Thermal Shock Resistance: The ability of a cured system to resist cracking or crazing under conditions of rapid and continuous thermal change. The 1/4 inch Olyphant Washer test is cycled over a temperature range of -55°C to +125°C, this temperature is normally used as the test condition unless otherwise stated.
Thermosetting: Describes the property of an epoxy, to set or become rigid and non-meltable when heated with or without pressure.
Thixotropic Ratio: An indication of thixotrophy as a ratio of viscosities at two different shear rates.
Thixotropy: False body. The property of a paste or fluid to thicken or set up to a paste or semi-gel when allowed to stand. Agitation breaks it down but further standing will again permit a viscosity rise.
Two-Component
(High Temperature Cured):
Adhesives (including epoxy urethane, polyester, acrylic and silicone) are systems that require, just prior to application, the addition of a second component which must be measured and thoroughly mixed. The second component is commonly referred to as the curing agent, hardener, catalyst, activator, or accelerator. The two components are also sometimes described as PART A (Resin) and PART B (curing agent). These systems, once mixed, are designed to cure only at elevated temperatures. Generally, a minimum temperature of 80 degrees C is required to fully cure these systems. Various cure temperatures and cure schedules are often provided to offer the user a variety of cured characteristics. In many cases, heat-cured systems can offer unique or extended capabilities such as improved chemical resistance or higher operational temperature ranges.
Two-Component
(Room Temperature Cured):
Adhesives (including epoxy urethane, polyester, acrylic and silicone) are systems that require, just prior to application, the addition of a second component which must be measured and thoroughly mixed. The second component is commonly referred to as the curing agent, hardener, catalyst, activator, or accelerator. The two components are also sometimes described as PART A (Resin) and PART B (curing agent). These systems, once mixed, are designed to cure at room temperature. However, in many cases, the cure time may be accelerated with heat, but this is not required.

U

UL recognized: Denotes an adhesive or coating that has been evaluated by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL). Comprehensive test results are available at www.ul.com. Dymax’s file number is QMJU2.E140512.
Ultra Light-Weld®: DYMAX adhesives that cure with UV and/or visible light.
Ultra-Red™: Red fluorescing technology incorporated into Dymax adhesives that fluoresce bright red under a specific wavelength
Ultraviolet (UV): The invisible region of the spectrum just beyond the violet end of the visible region. Wavelength ranges in general from 1.0 to 400 nm. Dymax® bulbs (burners) do not radiate energy in deep Ultraviolet; there are very minute amounts below 220 nm and practically nothing can be sensed below 200 nm. This is due to the use of an ozone blocking quartz bulb envelope (See Ozone).
Ultraviolet Radiation: The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between X-Rays and visible light. Wavelengths range from 40 to 400 nanometers.
UV: Ultraviolet. Radiant energy in the 100 nm to 450 nm range. 100 nm to 200 nm is generally called vacuum UV (VUV), because it does not transmit in air. There is no precisely defined boundary between UV and visible light, and may be considered about 400-450 nm.
UVA: UVA is commonly referred to as long UV wavelengths; while UVC is considered short UV wavelengths. VUV should not be confused with the very long UV range called UVV (400-450 nm).
UVA, UVB, UVC: Designations of UV wavelength ranges, originally for distinction of physiological effects or UV, and establishment of safe exposure limits.
UVCS: Line of UV/Visible light curing conveyor systems used for curing UV inks, coatings, and sealants.

  • Ultraviolet A (UV-A) – UV of long wavelength from within approximately 400 to 320nm of the spectral band (4000 to 3200Å) – predominately produced by DYMAX Flood Lamps.
  • Ultraviolet B (UV-B) – UV of medium wavelength from within approximately 320 to 280nm – Dymax Flood Lamps produce some amount of their energy within this bandwidth.
  • Ultraviolet C (UV-C) – UV of short wavelength below 280nm (we say from 280 to 200nm) – a large amount of this energy is present in the Sunlight.
  • Visible – Light that can be seen 400-700 nm.

V

Viscosity: How well a fluid flows. It’s usually measured in Centipoise (cps). The lower the number, the thinner or more pourable the liquid. Water has a viscosity of 1 cP, corn syrup has a viscosity of 3,500 cP, and ketchup has a viscosity of 50,000 cP. View our comparison chart.
Volume Resistivity: The ratio of electrical resistance through a cross section A divided by the length through which the current flows. Measured in ohms-cm. Volume Shrinkage (%).

W

Watt (milliwatt): The absolute meter-kilogram-second unit of power equal to the work done at the rate of one joule per second or to the power produced by a current of one ampere across a potential difference of one volt: 1/746 horsepower. Abbreviated W or mW. In optics, a measure of radiant or irradiant power. (Even though the term is derived from a proper name, the term watt is not capitalized, while the abbreviation is capitalized).
Wavelength: A fundamental descriptor of electromagnetic energy, including light. It is the distance between corresponding points of a propagated wave. It is the velocity of light divided by equivalent frequency of oscillation associated with a photon. UV wavelengths are currently measured in nanometers (10-9 meter). An older term, Angstroms (A = 10-10 meter) is rarely today. The typical symbol for wavelength is l (lambda).
WEEE: Acronym for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Read more about WEEE.
Wetting: The thorough impregnation of a material by a liquid. The more viscous a fluid and the higher its surface tension, the more difficult it is for the liquid to “wet” materials.
Working Life: The period of time during which an epoxy after mixing with a curing agent, remains workable and suitable for use.

X

Y

Yield Strength: The load in pounds per square inch (psi) where the material
under test begins to change dimensions and will not completely recover when the load is removed. Yield strength will normally be lower than ultimate strength.

Z

Technical Bulletins


Technical Bulletins

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Dispensing

Lit 136A – Dispensing Equipment Selection and Setup Considerations
Lit 158 – Micro Air Bubbles Troubleshooting Tips
Lit 152 – Mixing and Contamination of Dymax Products
Lit 140 – Suggested Method for Spray Applications of Conformal Coatings
Lit 139 – Suggested Method for Spray Applications of Low Viscosity Conformal Coatings
Lit 136 – Dispensing Equipment Selection and Setup Considerations for Dual-Cure Materials

Guidelines for Curing

ART032 – Validating a Spot Curing System
ART065 – Validating a Flood Curing System
ART066 – Validating a Conveyor Curing System
TB087 – LED Di Life
Lit 022 – Guidelines for Activator Curing
Lit 021 – Guidelines for UV Curing
Lit 020 – Guidelines for Curing Medical Cyanoacrylates

Other Technical Bulletins

Lit 232 – Adhesives for Medical Disposable Devices
Lit 176 – Syneresis
Lit 175 – Adhesive Crystallization
Lit 167 – Overexposure to UV Curing Light
Lit 153 – More Applications at Lower Costs
Lit 148 – Correct Airflow for Optimum Performance of 400 Watt Bulbs
Lit 135 – Intensity Conversion Chart
Lit 134 – Questions and Answers: Use of UV Lights
Lit 132 – Adhesive Bead and Film Coverage
Lit 127 – Outgassing
Lit 026 – Choosing an Underfill Resin to Minimize Cost
TB003 – Repackaging of Dymax Adhesive and Coating Products

Rework and Removal

Lit 144 – Methods of Reworking/Repairing Dymax 984 Series Conformal Coatings
Lit 079 – Removal of Cured UV Adhesives
Lit 078 – Rework and Removal of UV Conformal Coatings

Safety

Lit 133 – Dymax UV Curing System Safety Considerations
Lit 077 – Chemical Safety Overview for Dymax
Adhesives and Resins

Translated Literature

 

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Chinese
English - A4 Asia
English - A4 Europe
French
German
Spanish

Chinese

Product Guides/Selector Guides
Dymax Asia Product Catalog
LIT009CN - China Medical Adhesives Selector Guide
LIT019CN - Light-Curable Adhesives for Electronic Assembly Selector Guide
LIT204CN - Conformal Coatings Selector Guide

Equipment Product Bulletins
Lit.051A - 12" Wide UV Light Curing Conveyor Systems Product Bulletin

Technical Bulletins
Lit.136CN - Dual-Cure Dispensing Equipment Considerations Technical Bulletin
Lit.139CN - Suggested Method for Spray App of 984-LVUF Conformal Coatings Technical Bulletin
Lit152CN - Mixing and Contamination Technical Bulletin
Lit158CN - Adhesive Air Bubbles Dispensing Tips Technical Bulletin

English - A4 Asia

Dymax Product Catalog - Asian Markets (6 MB)
Lit.173 - A Brief History of DYMAX Corporation(569 KB)
Lit.231 - LIGHT CAP® High-Performance LED Protection Encapsulant/Potting Materials Application Bulletin
Lit.244 - Leadless Component Ruggedization Application Bulletin (140 KB)

Equipment User Guides
MAN001 - ACCU-CAL™ 150 UV Radiometer User Guide (1 MB)
MAN002 - ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer User Guide (833 KB)
MAN005 - ACCU-CAL™ 50 UV Radiometer User Guide (831 KB)
MAN010 - ZIP™ Shutter User Guide (1.2 MB)
MAN016 - BlueWave® 75 UV Curing Spot Lamp Operation Manual (2 MB)
MAN019 - BlueWave® LED DX-1000 User Guide(1.79 MB>)
MAN023 - UVCS Conveyor w/ Fusion F300s (1.1 MB)
MAN029 - Model 110 & Model 210 Spray Valves User Guide (867 KB)
MAN033 - Model 826 Disposable Fluid Path Valve User Guide (838 KB)
MAN035 - Model 475 Diaphragm Valve User Guide (831 KB)
MAN043 - SD-100 Digital Syringe Dispenser User Guide (925 KB)
MAN040 - SG-100 Manually-Controlled Spray Gun System User Guide (1 MB)
MAN044 - ECE Flood Lamps User Guide (1.74 MB
MAN045 - ECE Light Shield User Guide (1.34 MB)
MAN048 - ECE Flood Lamp Systems User Guide(1.7 MB)
MAN052 - Manual Louvered Shutter User Guide (1.2 MB)
MAN056 - BlueWave LED VisiCure Spot Lamp User Guide (1.31 MB)
MAN057 - BlueWave LED DX-1000 VisiCure Curing System User Guide (2 MB)
MAN058 - Model 300 Dispensing Systems User Guide (900 KB)
MAN061 - Model 455 Dispensing Systems User Guide (861 KB)
MAN075 - BlueWave QX4 Spot-Curing System User Guide
MAN077 - LED Light Shield User Guide

Equipment Product Bulletins
Lit.088 - 18" and 25" WIDECURE™ UV-Curing Conveyors Product Bulletin (173 KB)
Lit.236 - ACCU-CAL™ 50V Visible Radiometer Product Bulletin (298 KB)
Lit.276 - ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer Product Bulletin (298 KB)
Lit.288 - Micro-Dot™ Manual Syringe Dispenser Product Bulletin (301 KB)
Lit.290 - ACCU-CAL™ 150 Radiometer For UV Light-Curing Flood Lamps & Conveyor Systems Product Bulletin (177 KB)
PB002 - Model 200 Hand-Held Valve Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin (625 KB)
PB003 - DVC-345 Digital Valve Controller Product Bulletin (295 KB)
PB004 - SG-150 Hand-Held Spray Guns Product Bulletin (217 KB)
PB005 - Bottle Drop-In Pressure Tank Product Bulletin (193 KB)
PB006 - SG-150 Spray Gun Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin (470 KB)
PB008 - SD-100 Digital Syringe Dispenser Product Bulletin (251 KB)
PB009 - Dispensing Tips Product Bulletin (215 KB)
PB010 - Model 475 Diaphragm Valve Product Bulletin (210 KB)
PB011 - Model 110 Standard-Flow Spray Valve Product Bulletin (245 KB)
PB012 - Model 475 Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin (263 KB)
PB013 - Model 210 High-Flow Spray Valve Product Bulletin (245 KB)
PB014 - Model 455 Disposable Fluid Path Valve Product Bulletin (245 KB)
PB021 - Model 775 Spool Valve Product Bulletin (214 KB)
PB022 - 1200-EC Focused-Beam UV Light-Curing Flood Lamp Product Bulletin (201 KB)
PB023 - Edge-Carry Conveyor System Product Bulletin (427 KB)
PB024 - ECE Series UV Flood Lamp Curing System Product Bulletin (475 KB)
PB026 - 10 Gallon Stainless Steel Pressure Tank Product Bulletin (158 KB)
PB034 - ECE ZIP™ Shutter Product Bulletin (252 KB)
PB035 - BlueWave 200 Rev 3.0 Spot Lamp Product Bulletin (462 KB)
PB050 - ACCU-CAL 160 Radiometer Product Bulletin
PB064 - Radiometer Kits for Line Pattern Curing Systems

Product Guides/Selector Guides
Lit.208 - UV Light Curing Lens-Bonding and Fiber Optic Adhesives Selector Guide
SG001 - See-Cure Adhesives Selector Guide (1 MB)
SG006 - Dispensing Equipment Selector Guide (656 KB)
SG007 - Materials for Smart Connected Device Assembly (1.5 MB)
SG008 - Industrial Adhesives Product Selector Guide - Glass, Metal, and Plastic Assembly Adhesives (2 MB)
SG009 - SpeedMask® Masking Resins Selector Guide (1.3 MB)
SG010 - Light-Curable Materials for Automotive Electronics (2 MB)
SG011 - Form In Place Gaskets Selector Guide (888 KB)
SG012 - Fluid Dispensing Equipment Selector Guide
SG014 - Light-Curing Equipment Selector Guide
SG015 - MD Adhesives for Medical Device Assembly
SS002 - Fluid Dispensing Equipment Sell Sheet (379 KB)

Technical Bulletins
TB003 - Repackaging of Dymax Adhesive and Coating Products Technical Bulletin (39 KB)
TB071 - Ram Pail Pump Selection and Setup for Dispensing Materials Packaged in Taper Style Pails (245 KB)
TB081 - Adhesive Pail Cover Removal Instructions (270 KB)

English - A4 Europe

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Lit.008 - Comprehensive Guide to UV Light Curing Technology
Lit.041 - LCD Laminating Adhesives Application Bulletin
Lit.051 - UVC-5 and UVC-8 UV Curing Conveyors Product Bulletin
Lit.099 - Comprehensive Guide to Light Curing Materials
Lit.159 - ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer Product Bulletin
Lit.173 - A Brief History of DYMAX Corporation
Lit.199 - See-Cure Color Change Adhesives Informational Flier
Lit.208 - UV Light Curing Lens-Bonding and Fiber Optic Adhesives Selector Guide
Lit.218 - BlueWave® 200 Light-Curing Spot Lamp Product Bulletin
Lit.231 - LIGHT CAP® High-Performance LED Protection Encapsulant/Potting Materials Application Bulletin
Lit.236 - ACCU-CAL™ 50V Visible Radiometer Product Bulletin
Lit.238 - BlueWave® 75 UV-Curing Spot Lamp Product Bulletin
Lit.244 - Leadless Component Ruggedization Application Bulletin
Lit.267 - BlueWave® LED Prime UVA Spot Curing System Product Bulletin
Lit.272 - Chip Encapsulants For Superior Protection on Flexible and Rigid Platforms Selector Guide
Lit.276 - ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer Product Bulletin
Lit.280 - Keypad Coatings Application Bulletin
Lit.284 - BlueWave® LED DX-1000 Flexible LED UV Light-Curing System Product Bulletin
Lit.288 - Micro-Dot™ Manual Syringe Dispenser Product Bulletin
Lit.290 - ACCU-CAL™ 150 Radiometer For UV Light-Curing Flood Lamps & Conveyor Systems Product Bulletin

Equipment User Guides
MAN001 - ACCU-CAL™ 150 UV Radiometer User Guide (1 MB)
MAN002 - ACCU-CAL™ 50-LED Radiometer User Guide (833 KB)
MAN005 - ACCU-CAL™ 50 UV Radiometer User Guide (832 KB)
MAN016 - BlueWave® 75 UV Curing Spot Lamp Operation Manual (2 MB)
MAN019 - BlueWave® LED DX-1000 User Guide (1.79 MB)
MAN035 - Model 475 Diaphragm Valve User Guide (832 KB)
MAN039 - Model 1000 Syring Filling System User Guide (2 MB)
MAN040 - SG-150 Manually-Controlled Spray Gun System User Guide (1 MB)
MAN043 - SD-100 Digital Syringe Dispenser User Guide (928 KB)
MAN044 - ECE Flood Lamps User Guide (1.74 MB)
MAN045 - ECE Light Shield User Guide (1.34 MB)
MAN048 - ECE Flood Lamp Systems User Guide (1.7 MB)
MAN052 - Manual Louvered Shutter User Guide (1.2 MB)
MAN056 - BlueWave LED VisiCure Spot Lamp User Guide
MAN057 - BlueWave LED DX-1000 VisiCure Curing System User Guide
MAN058 - Model 300 Dispensing Systems User Guide
MAN061 - Model 455 Dispensing Systems User Guide
MAN075 - BlueWave QX4 Spot-Curing System User Guide
MAN077 - LED Light Shield User Guide

Equipment Product Bulletins
PB002 - Model 200 Hand-Held Valve Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin
PB004 - SG-150 Hand-Held Spray Guns Product Bulletin
PB006 - SG-150 Spray Gun Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin
PB008 - SD-100 Digital Syringe Dispenser Product Bulletin
PB009 - Dispensing Tips Product Bulletin
PB011 - Model 110 Standard-Flow Spray Valve Product Bulletin
PB012 - Model 475 Dispensing Systems Product Bulletin
PB013- Model 210 High-Flow Spray Valve Product Bulletin
PB024 - ECE Series UV Flood Lamp Systems Product Bulletin
PB034 - ECE ZIP™ Shutter Product Bulletin
PB035 - BlueWave 200 Rev 3.0 Spot Lamp Product Bulletin
PB050 - ACCU-CAL 160 Radiometer Product Bulletin
PB064 - Radiometer Kits for Line Pattern Curing Systems

Product Guides/Selector Guides
SG001 - See-Cure Adhesives Selector Guide >
SG008 - Industrial Adhesives Product Selector Guide - Glass, Metal, and Plastic Assembly Adhesives >
SG009 - SpeedMask® Masking Resins Selector Guide
SG011 - FIP Gaskets Selector Guide
SS002 - Fluid Dispensing Equipment Sell Sheet

Technical Bulletins
TB003 - Repackaging of Dymax Adhesive and Coating Products Technical Bulletin
TB071 - Ram Pail Pump Selection and Setup for Dispensing Materials Packaged in Taper Style Pails
TB081 - Adhesive Pail Cover Removal Instructions
  Press Releases
P011D - Dymax Europe announces Stefan Katzenmayer as its new Managing Director

French

Application Bulletins
Lit.041 - LCD Laminating Adhesives Application Bulletin

Product Guides/Selector Guides
Lit.008 - Comprehensive Guide to UV Light Curing Technology
LIT019EUf - Light-Curable Materials for Electronics Assembly Selector Guide
Lit.204 - Conformal Coatings Selector Guide
Lit.208 - UV Light Curing Lens-Bonding and Fiber Optic Adhesives Selector Guide
Lit.217 - UV Curable Dome and Decorative Coatings Selector Guide

Equipment Product Bulletins
Lit.051 - UVC Conveyor Systems Product Bulletin
Lit.159 - ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer Product Bulletin

Technical Bulletins
Lit.020 - Guidelines for Curing Cyanoacrylates Technical Bulletin

German

Press Releases
Product Guides/Selector Guides
Lit.002 - Electronic Assembly Adhesives Brochure
Lit.019 - Light-Curable Materials for Electronics Assembly Selector Guide
Lit.204 - Conformal Coatings for Electronics Assembly Selector Guide
Lit.208 - UV Light Curing Lens-Bonding and Fiber Optic Adhesives Selector Guide

Produkt-Bulletin
PB058 - BlueWave MX-250 Produkt-Bulletin
Lit.051 - UVC-5 and UVC-8 UV Curing Conveyors Product Bulletin
Lit.159 - ACCU-CAL™ 50 Radiometer Product Bulletin
Lit.236 - ACCU-CAL™ 50V Visible Radiometer Product Bulletin
PB024 - ECE Series Flood Lamp Product Bulletin (552 KB)

Bedienungsanleitung
MAN040 - Bedienungsanleitung für Dymax-System SG-100

Other
LED-Härtung – Technologie der Zukunft Article
Advances in Light Curing Adhesives Article
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) Document (113 KB)
P001D - Leistungsangebot durch Standortwechselgestärkt Dymax Europe investiert in die Zukunft
P002D - Schnellhärtende Schutzbeschichtung bietet verbesserte Benetzungseigenschaften
P003D - Große Einsparpotentiale durch Nutzung von UV-Schutzbeschichtungen
P004D - Kosten einsparen leicht gemacht
P005D - Neues modulares Aushärtungsystem mit LED Technologie reduziert Kosten und optimiert den Aushärtungsprozess
P007D - Licht- und feuchtigkeitshärtende Schutzbeschichtung senkt jährliche Produktionskosten
P008D - Neuer Katheter Klebstoff Mit See-Cure Technologie Für Rasche Härtung Mit LED Systemen
P009D - Vielseitige, abziehbare Abdeckmaske vereinfacht Maskierungsprozesse - Einfache Anwendung und Entfernung ermöglich eine höhere Durchsatzrate
P010D - Neues digitales Dosiergerät für präzise Kontrolle - Manuelle Dosierung aus Flaschen oder Spritzen ist Vergangenheit
P011D - Stefan Katzenmayer ist neuer Geschäftsführer bei Dymax Europe GmbH
P012D - Neue Produktbroschüren für den Medizinmarkt erleichtern die Klebstoffauswahl - Verbesserte Produktübersicht gepaart mit einem einzigartigen Leistungsversprechen
P013D - Sekundenschnelles Verkleben unterschiedliche Kunststoffe - Multifunktionaler Klebstoff maximiert die Produktionsgeschwindigkeit
P014D - Dymax Europe GmbH nimmt an der Messepremiere der MedTec in Italien teil - Produktvorstellung des neuen digitalen Dosiergerätes SD-100
P017D - Während der Medtec Europe wird Lichtgeschwindigkeit greifbar
P018D - Dual-Cure Schutzbeschichtungen – Kosteneinsparung durch weniger Arbeitsschritte
P019D - Vielseitige Neuentwicklung zur Verklebung von Glas
P022D - Neue Schutzbeschichtung mit medizinischer Zulassung nach ISO 10993-5
P025D - Kristallklare Displayverklebung für ein optimiertes Kontrastverhältnis
P026D - Medizinischen Klebstoffe der 1400-Serie Schnelle Aushärtung bei verschiedenen Wellenlängen für maximale Flexibilität
P039D - LED-härtender Klebstoff mit einer Kombination von innovativen Technologien
P042D - Neue Produktbroschüre für den Einsatz von UV-lichthärtenden Materialien im Elektronikbereich
P043D - Mehr als nur Klebstoffe – Dymax Europe auf der MEDTEC in Stuttgart
P044D - BlueWave® LED-Flächenstrahlersystem: Hohe Intensität variabel einsetzbar
P046D - Spezialist für lichthärtende Materialien eröffnet Forschungs- und Entwicklungslabor in Wiesbaden
P048D - Qualitätssicherung durch Farbumschlag und Fluoreszenz - Verklebungen effizient überwachen und kontrollieren
P049D - Sichere Katheter-Verklebungen durch integrierte Kontrollmechanismen - Farbumschlag und Fluoreszenz erleichtern Qualitätssicherung und Echtheitskontrolle
P051D - Innovative Klebetechnik für Medizinprodukte - Dymax auf der Medtec in Stuttgart
P052D - BlueWave® QX4™ Hochleistungs-Punktstrahler: Perfekte Aushärtung durch hohe Flexibilität
P053D - Arbeitskreis Klebtechnik der Robert Bosch GmbH zu Gast bei Dymax
P055D - 20 Jahre Dymax Europe GmbH - Spezialist für lichthärtende Materialien feiert Jubiläum
P056D - LED-Aushärtesysteme und abgestimmte Klebstoff - der Spezialist für lichthärtende Materialien – mit neuen LED-Systemen auf der Bondexpo
P059D - Nadelklebstoff für kurze Taktzeiten
P060D - Dymax für Innovationen in der Medizintechnik ausgezeichnet
P076D - Christoph Gehse ist neuer Geschäftsführer bei Dymax Europe
P077D - Leicht entfernbare Abdeckmaske für Leiterplatten Kompatibel mit Gold- und Kupferkontaktstiften
P078D - LED-Messepremiere für Dymax auf der European Coatings Show
P079D - Feinste Kanülen sicher verklebt

White Papers

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Electronics
Medical Device Assembly
Light-Curing Technology
Dispensing Systems
Maskants
Optical Adhesives

High-Performance, Light and Moisture Dual-Curable Encapsulant

We have developed a dual-curable (light and moisture), 100% solids encapsulant that exhibits an excellent balance of properties. While the key advantage to light-curable encapsulant is the ability to use a non-solvated, “green” (100% solids) material, secondary moisture cure allows curing of the material in shadow areas not available to UV light. In this paper we will discuss the performance of this material against other light-curable materials, as well as other types of encapsulants in reliability tests.

 

High-Performance, Light and Moisture Dual-Curable Encapsulant



High-Performance, Light and Moisture Dual-Cure Automotive Conformal Coating

As vehicle electrification and the use of electronic components in automobiles increases, improved circuit board protection is becoming a necessity. Automotive electronics manufacturers are experiencing unique technical challenges, such as wider operating temperature ranges, higher exposure to shock and vibration, and a need for longer expected lifetimes. In this new white paper, our experts discuss the automotive electronics market and investigate a new high performance conformal coating for it's ability to provide superior protection in automotive applications.

 

High Performance Light & Moisture Curable Automotive Conformal Coating



Increase PCB Performance and Productivity with UV Light-Curable Conformal Coatings and Maskants

A key part of the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing process is the surface coating, or conformal coating, on the PCB and how it improves performance and productivity, while also taking advantage of other process improvements such as board masking. Ultimately, these PCBs will be key contributors to the critical performance in automotive, electrical components, instrumentation, appliances, consumer electronics, and other market applications.

 

Increase PCB Performance and Productivity with UV Light-Curable Conformal Coatings and Maskants



UV Broad-Spectrum & LED-Curable, 100% Solids, Very Low Viscosity Conformal Coating

Very low viscosity formulations are often required for very thin conformal coating applications. Solvents are used to reduce viscosity of the formulations and accommodate dispensing needs. Solvent-free coatings are attractive due to their environmental friendliness and ability to allow faster processing for coating lines. Until recently, efforts in developing very low viscosity, 100% solids coatings were not successful due to performance requirements such as chemical, heat, and humidity resistance. We have developed a technology that results in 20-30 cP viscosity 100% solids UV-curable coatings.

 

Ensuring Adhesion on Medical Devices Made with Hard-to-Bond Plastic Substrates

Protecting Automotive Electronics with Conformal Coatings

Once a lagging market segment, automotive electronics has gained significant importance in recent years as the industry, the culture, and consumer expectations have changed. Safety and regulatory requirements for vehicles have increased, manufacturers have new warranty requirements, and what used to be “luxury” features are now expected to come standard with a new car. Features like lane keeping, rear-facing cameras, automated parking, and other types of assisted driving are becoming commonplace as manufacturers look toward a self-driving car. Full “infotainment” systems, with software for navigation, playing music, communication, and a number of less-typical apps, are gaining market traction as well.

 

Ensuring Success When Switching From Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources

Ensuring Adhesion on Medical Devices Made with Hard-to-Bond Plastic Substrates

For medical devices such as catheters, prefilled syringes, vials, test tubes, and injector pens, many manufacturers are turning to plastic substrates that are specifically formulated to resist harsh chemical and environmental end-use conditions. Growing in popularity are thermoplastic materials including nylon and nylon derivatives like polyether block amides (PEBAs) as well as cyclic olefin polymers and copolymers (COC/COP). These materials soften and become pliable on exposure to heat, hardening when cooled to room temperature. They are valued in medical device manufacturing because of their strength, sterilization/chemical resistance, superior mechanical and dynamic properties, and their ability to sometimes replace glass.  
Ensuring Adhesion on Medical Devices Made with Hard-to-Bond Plastic Substrates

Ensuring the Reliability of Disposable Syringes with Light-Cure Adhesives

Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of disposable medical syringe production involves permanently and safely attaching the stainless steel cannula to the plastic hub. This joint is critical to the safety of syringes found on hypodermic and biopsy needles, syringes, winged infusion sets, blood lancets, and a variety of other devices. In all these applications, poor hub-to-cannula assembly could result in leakage of bodily fluids and medication or catastrophic device failure, situations that could be dangerous to the patient and the medical professional. Mechanical failure of a syringe can cause painful insertion or extraction, seal failure during use, cancellation of a procedure, or other unsafe complications.  
Ensuring the Reliability of Disposable Syringes with Light-Cure Adhesives

New Digital White Paper! Optimizing the Assembly Process with Light-Curable Adhesives

Reduce costs without sacrificing product quality! Optimizing assembly process efficiency and minimizing material consumption are viable pathways to significant reductions in assembly manufacturing expense. A new white paper describes how light-curable materials offer significant advantages over traditional two-part slow-cure adhesives, thermal-cure adhesives, and solvent-based adhesive systems and help manufacturers increase productivity and reduce waste.

 

Optimizing the Assembly Process with Light-Curable Adhesives

Ensuring Success When Switching From Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources

LEDs, or light emitting diodes, continue to gain popularity as a replacement for traditional light bulbs, not only in homes and public buildings, but also for use with light-curable materials (LCMs). The rise of LEDs is attributed to the notable benefits attached to them, and some advantages are associated specifically with light curing. Because of the differences in the technology, however, making the switch from broad spectrum to LED curing energy sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing conventional lamps with LED units and leaving all else the same. To ensure success in curing LCMs with LED light sources, the chemistry of the material must be compatible with the specific LED system chosen, and any necessary application-specific adjustments must be made. What makes LEDs different? Is it really worth switching? What must be addressed during the migration process? Is the change possible? These questions are answered here.

 

Ensuring Success When Switching From Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources

Achieve Better Process Controls with Light Cure Technology

In manufacturing, process controls are used to ensure that products are made to the highest standard possible. When effective procedures are laid out for each step in the manufacturing process, it's much easier to reduce the risk of damage, failure, and loss. Employees are able to understand what to do, when to do it, and how to do it well. Good process controls help a company turn out the best version of its product and have fewer headaches along the way. But some technologies lend themselves to smoother processes than others. New white paper explains how light-curable materials in the manufacturing process actually allow for better process controls than other adhesive options, what the benefits of using them are, and what those process controls look like.

 

Achieve Better Process Controls with Light Cure Technology

Optimizing an LED Curing System

An Optimized LED Curing System is Essential for Process Efficiency LED-powered curing systems continue to evolve with the goal of replacing conventional lamp-style curing systems that have been the industry standard for more than twenty-five years. Driving this growth are promises of lower operating costs and "green" benefits. New white paper describes why an optimized LED curing system is essential for process efficiency and discusses the key technical variables to consider for properly evaluating and incorporating LED technology into a manufacturing process.

 

LED Light-Curing Technology
>> Advances in Light Curing Adhesives
>> Advances in Light Curing Adhesives Appendix
>> Adhesives Deliver Low Shrink, Low Stress Bonds and Fast UV Cure
>> Advances in Light Curing Adhesives - German Version

Dispensing Light-Curable Materials Process Controls & Troubleshooting

Set Up and Maintain a Trouble-Free Dispensing System for Light-Curable Materials

Light-curable adhesives rapidly bond glass, metal, and plastic by curing upon exposure to energy of the proper wavelength. Many factors can affect the controlled dispensing and processing of these materials. A new white paper "Dispensing Light-Curable Materials: Process Controls & Troubleshooting" discusses substrate compatibility, temperature and viscosity, how to set-up a dispense system, syringe dispensing challenges, air bubbles and cavitation in syringes, using cartridges and pressure pots, and preventive maintenance.

 

Dispensing Light-Curable Materials - Process Controls & Troubleshooting

Environmentally Safe, UV Curable Masking Resins Reduce Aircraft Component Processing Costs

Masking of components and surfaces is a necessary part of every surface finishing process. Whether for abrasive cleaning, acid stripping, shot peening, plasma spray, or plating, masks act as a self-sacrificing barrier for surface protection. The process of masking may seem simple, but analysis reveals it can add significant costs to any operation. When traditional paths cannot offer tangible savings opportunities, new technologies like UV curable maskants must be considered.

 

Infographics

Infographics

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New! SpeedMask® for Aerospace Surface Treatment Processes

Many harsh surface treatment processes are utilized during the manufacture of aerospace components. SpeedMask® maskants provide aerospace manufacturing companies with reliable surface protection without the challenges of traditional masking materials. Find out which processes SpeedMask® maskants excel during in our latest infographic.

 

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5 Light-Curable Materials Ideal for Aerospace & Defense Avionics Applications

This infographic discusses light-curable materials like conformal coatings, encapsulants, potting compounds, and more that are ideal for applications in the avionics space.

 

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Benefits of SpeedMask® for Aerospace & Defense Applications

See how SpeedMask light-curable maskants excel in grit blasting and shot peening applications used in the Aerospace industry.

 

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New! Why Conformal Coatings are Essential in Automotive Electronics Applications

Reliable electronics are critical to the quality of automobiles. For that reason, it's important to protect printed circuit boards from the corrosive elements they come in contact with. Find out more about conformal coatings and how they are being used to protect automotive electronic in this new infographic.

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9 Reasons Why 9452-FC Works Like Magic on Your Circuit Boards

9 Reasons Why 9452-FC Works Like Magic on Your Circuit Boards

Get familiar with Multi-Cure® 9452-FC, Dymax's revolutionary new thin UV conformal coating. Despite being only 20 cP, this coating displays the same resistance and high performance as much thicker coatings.Learn more about this product in this infographic.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings

Methods for Applying Conformal Coatings

Which is Best for Your Process?

Conformal coatings can be applied using four main methods: brushing, curtain coating, manual spraying, and automated application. Compare the differences between these methods on this new guide.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings - Brushing

The Pros and Cons of Brushing

Applying conformal coatings by brushing is the simplest form of application. It uses a manual brush to apply the coating to the circuit board. It requires agility and care.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings - Curtain Coating

The Pros and Cons of Curtain Coating

Curtain coating uses an uninterrupted curtain of coating material that falls onto the circuit board. It can be manual or automated.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings - Manual Spraying

The Pros and Cons of Manual Spraying

The most popular and fastest method of applying conformal coatings. With the proper technique, this method can produce reliable and consistent results.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings

The Pros and Cons of Automated Spray Dispensing

Automated spray dispensing is ideal for complete topside surface coverage. Thicknesses will be affected by the feed system, nozzle speed, temperature of the material, and atomization pressure.

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Methods of Applying Conformal Coatings - Automated Selective Dispensing

The Pros and Cons of Automated Selective Dispensing

Automated selective dispensing is more expensive than automated spray, it is the fastest and most reliable method for applying conformal coatings.

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Protecting Your PCB: Advantages of Using Light-Cure Conformal Coatings

Protecting Your PCB

Advantages of Using Light-Cure Conformal Coatings

Learn the advantages of light-cure conformal coatings in this informative infographic and see a real life example of how switching from a solvent-based conformal coating to a Dymax dual-cure conformal coating helped one PCB manufacturer increase their production by almost 50% without raising costs or increasing their floor space.

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BlueWave® MX-250

The BlueWave® MX-250 is the next evolution in LED flood-curing systems. Learn more about the key features and benefits of this unique system.

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Advantages of LED Curing

Advantages of LED Curing

LEDs, or light emitting diodes, continue to gain popularity as a replacement for traditional light bulbs, not only in homes and public buildings, but also for use with light-curable materials (LCMs). The rise of LEDs is attributed to the notable benefits attached to them, and some advantages are associated specially with light curing.

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New! 5 Types of Dispensing Valves

With so many dispensing valve types to choose from, how do you know which one is the best for your dispensing process? Learn more about the 5 most common types and how they work.

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New! The ABCs of UV: The Differences Between UV A, B, & C

UV ranges from about 200-400 nm and is separated into three regions, UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. This infographic discusses the differences between these three ranges.

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Common Parameters for Your Formulating Project

Before starting your formulating project, it's important to consider the factors in this infographic.

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Mitigating Oxygen Inhibition Infographic

Mitigating Oxygen Inhibition in Light-Curable Materials

Oxygen inhibition is a very common problem for light-curable materials, leaving surfaces tacky or sticky. Luckily, there are several physical and chemical ways to reduce it. Learn 8 strategies to overcoming oxygen inhibition in this infographic and explore some advantages and disadvantages of each method.

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Designing a Light-Curing Process

Designing a Light-Curing Process

Get to know the key components required for light curing, all of which must be optimized to work together.

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Why Go with Light Curing Infographic

Why Go with Light Curing?

Learn the benefits of light curing and how it can help your team become more efficient.

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Fundamentals of Light-Curing Technology

The Fundamentals of Light-Curing Technology

Key Concepts to Know for a Successful Light-Curing Process

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Cyanoacrylates

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Hot Melts

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable and hot melt adhesives to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Solvent-Based Adhesives

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Solvent-Based Adhesives

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable and solvent-based adhesives to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Two-Part Epoxies

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Two-Part Epoxies

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable adhesives and two-part epoxies to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Two-Part Urethanes

Light-Curable Adhesives vs.Two-Part Urethanes

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable adhesives and two-part epoxies to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Cyanoacrylates

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. Cyanoacrylates

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable adhesives and cyanoacrylates to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Silicones

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Silicones

Which is Better for Your Application?

Each adhesive application has a unique set of requirements, therefore some adhesive chemistries fit better than others. Compare the difference between light-curable adhesives and one-part silicones to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Epoxies

Light-Curable Adhesives vs. One-Part Epoxies

Which is Better for Your Application?

Compare the differences between light-curable adhesives and one-part epoxies to see which would be a better fit in your application.

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Integrated Light-Cure Systems

Integrated Light-Cure Systems

Minimize Risk While Increasing Efficiency

Light-cure systems provide significant processing and productivity advantages over alternative bonding or coating methods. When chemistry and equipment are co-optimized, the resulting system increases process efficiency, improves product quality, and even lowers assembly costs.See all the details on where these savings and efficiencies can be realized in our new infographic.

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New! 4 Methods for Applying Maskants

SpeedMask® light-curable maskants are available in several viscosities, which can be quickly applied with the four methods discussed in this infographic.

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Benefits of SpeedMask® for Aerospace & Defense Applications

See how SpeedMask light-curable maskants excel in grit blasting and shot peening applications used in the Aerospace industry.

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Protecting Your PCB: Advantages of Light-Curable Maskants for Electronics

Protecting Your PCB - Part 2

Advantages of Light-Curable Maskants for Electronics

In the second part of our Protecting Your PCB infograph series, learn about the advantages of our light-curable maskants and see a real life example of how switching from a latex-based maskant to a SpeedMask® maskant helped one PCB manufacturer increase their production by 30% without raising costs or increasing their floor space.

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Advantages of Using Light-Curable Maskants for Surface Protection

Advantages of Using Light-Curable Maskants for Surface Protection

SpeedMask® temporary masking resins offer more reliable surface protection of components than traditional masking materials such as tapes, lacquers, and waxes. Learn about the advantages of our light-curable maskants in this informative infographic and see a real life example of how switching from thermal tape to a SpeedMask® maskant saved one company 40,000 hours of labor a year.

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View 215-CTH-UR-SC Adhesive Series Infographic

215-CTH-UR-SC Adhesive Series

Engineered with the Most Difficult Substrates in Mind

View this infographic to learn about the features and benefits of this unique catheter bonding family as well as some applications where the adhesives have excelled.

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1406-M Medical Adhesive Product FeaturesInfographic

1406-M Needle Bonder Product Features

1406-M is a revolutionary new needle bonder with strong adhesion to smaller gauge cannulas as well as great resilience to aging and sterilization. Learn about this product's other features in this infographic.

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7 Reasons Why Light-Curable Adhesive are Best for Medical Device Assembly

7 Reasons Why Light-Curable Adhesives are Best for Medical Device Assembly

Light-curable adhesives have several properties that make them ideal for use in medical device assembly. Learn the top seven reasons why in this infographic.

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