The Evolution of Electronics Manufacturing: It’s Smart Made Simple

How SMS Electronics’ £100,000 Investment in Conformal Coating Elevates Their Service Offering

By Eugene Duffy, Engineering Manager, SMS Electronics

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

Recently, SMS Electronics demonstrated their commitment to excellence with an investment exceeding £100,000 in their conformal coating capabilities. The introduction of the ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940 Conformal Coating System to their manufacturing arsenal is not just a testament to their commitment to quality, but also a clear indication of the future direction in electronics protection.

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

Environmental Protection: Conformal coatings are akin to protective shields for electronic components. By encasing electronic devices in a protective layer, they safeguard against moisture, dust, and other environmental contaminants. In the unpredictable climate of the UK, such protection is paramount. With the ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940, SMS Electronics ensures that devices remain unfazed, no matter the external conditions.

Chemical Resistance: In many industrial applications, electronics are exposed to chemicals that can corrode or deteriorate their efficiency. The conformal coating applied using the ASYMTEK system offers outstanding chemical resistance, ensuring that devices continue to perform optimally even in chemically harsh environments.

Prevents Dendrite Growth: Dendritic growth, metallic filaments that form between electronic traces, is a major concern as it can lead to short circuits. The conformal coatings introduced by SMS Electronics play a critical role in inhibiting this growth, ensuring that products maintain their functionality over extended periods.

Enhances Operational Reliability: A product’s reliability is not just about its performance on day one, but how consistently it performs over its lifecycle. With the added protection of conformal coatings, devices are less susceptible to external factors, ensuring stable, long-term operational reliability.

Cost-Effective: It might seem counter-intuitive to think of a £100,000 investment as cost-effective. However, when balanced against the potential costs of product recalls, warranty repairs, and damage to reputation due to product failures, the upfront investment in the ASYMTEK system stands as a sound financial decision. Moreover, with the heightened efficiency of the system, SMS Electronics can offer enhanced protection to their clients at competitive prices.

Ease of Application: The ASYMTEK Select Coat SL-940 isn’t just about protection; it’s about efficiency too. With its advanced technology, the system ensures a streamlined, precise, and consistent application of the coating. This means faster turnaround times and a guarantee of uniform protection across all devices.

In conclusion, SMS Electronics’ recent acquisition is not just a purchase; it’s a strategic decision that echoes their brand ethos – Smart Made Simple. By embracing the best in conformal coating technology, they’re not only securing the longevity and performance of their products but also reaffirming their position as industry leaders, always ready to adapt and evolve for the benefit of their clientele.

SMS Electronics competes in quite a crowded UK industry, by offering a comprehensive suite of services that span from the embryonic stage of an idea to full-blown production, SMS Electronics truly encapsulates the ethos of ‘seed to scale’.

Thus, for businesses seeking to harness the momentum of the UK’s thriving technological sector, aligning with SMS Electronics ensures not just manufacturing excellence but also a partnership rooted in vision, innovation, and unparalleled expertise. In the world of electronics outsourcing, entrusting your projects to SMS Electronics is synonymous with placing them in the safest and most capable hands from concept to commerce and beyond.

About Smart Made Simple

SMS – the U.K.’s leading Manufacturing Service Provider

From concept to creation, to commercialisation, to customer, for all technology companies. Whether you are a start-up, or an established household brand name, if you have a design or need the assistance to help you with your design, engineering, manufacturing, or supply chain problem, thanks to the diversity of our experience and scalable service, SMS has the solution.

Since 1920, SMS has manufactured electronics products from the same home in Nottingham, U.K. For over 100 years, we have been the company behind the ideas, offering agile and adaptive supply chain solutions, that bring products to market faster, smarter and simpler.

Leader in the specialist low- medium volume, highly complex manufacturing services market space, SMS has earned critical industry facility certifications, that brings full viability and credibility to the aerospace & defence, communications, industrial and medical markets. SMS brings the right scale, capabilities and competitive solutions to customers needing high-reliability attention, product realisation and supply chain optimisation.

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