EMI Shielding
Managing EMI and Lightning Strike Protection in Today’s Aircraft
Composite materials have been replacing metal structures throughout the aircraft industry primarily to save weight, improve fuel economy and reduce costs.  But the lack of electrical conductivity in...
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Form-In-Place Gaskets: What They Are and What They Are Not
Form-in-place EMI gaskets, also known as FIP EMI gaskets, is a robotically dispensed electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding solution that is ideal for modern densely populated...
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EMI and Environmental Sealing for Munitions Applications
Material selection for military applications requires careful consideration, as there are strict requirements to ensure maximum durability, security and of course performance. In munitions, or...
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5 Design Considerations for EMI and Weather Sealing Combination Gaskets
Combination electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and weather gaskets, more commonly known as EMI shielded combo strip gaskets, are an excellent choice for a variety of applications that...
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Discover a New Electrically Conductive Flame Retardant Plastic
Electrically conductive plastics continue to provide reliable EMI shielding in a wide variety of applications. Specifically, thermoplastics can overtake bulky metal enclosures due to their superior...
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6 Benefits of Overmolded Covers for Aerospace and Defense Applications
It's no surprise that electronic enclosures and housings in aerospace and defense applications are built to meet the most stringent of military standards. These include but are not limited to...
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Observations From the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo NA
Another Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Tech Expo North America has concluded and it is evident that this show has grown by leaps and bounds. In just a few years since Parker Hannifin has started...
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Parker Chomerics Earns 2018 Outstanding Quality Supplier Award from FCA
We're thrilled to announce that the Chomerics Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has been recognized for its outstanding quality by global...
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Why You Should Single-Source EMI Shielding Materials
  EMI shielding of electronics using thermoplastic housings traditionally has been a complex and costly process. Today, OEMs not only have to meet form, fit and function requirements, but also must...
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Can Electrical Resistance Be Used to Predict Shielding Effectiveness?
Conductive elastomer EMI shielding gaskets use metallic particles to create a conductive path and shield enclosures from electromagnetic radiation. A key measurement of these gaskets is Electrical...
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How to Reduce Galvanic Corrosion Using Conductive Filler Systems
Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or dissimilar metal corrosion) is the breakdown of metallic surfaces as a result of the difference in electrical potential of adjacent metals and...
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EMI Shielding Gaskets: Spliced Gaskets vs. Molded Gaskets
EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
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Electromagnetic Compatibility in Next Gen Autonomous Vehicles
For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at speed with minimum effort.   With the introduction of Advanced...
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Honeycomb Air Ventilation Panels – The Polarity Principle
Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every vent...
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EMI Shielding Technology Applications in Defense Systems
As the defense industry continues to push the boundaries on advanced electronic systems and state-of-the-art communication devices, the requirements governing these programs must follow suit. Among...
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Surface Preparation for Painting Conductive Coatings
Did you know that up to 80% of conductive coating failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation? Not properly preparing your surfaces for spraying or adherence is...
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The Four Best Thermal Interface Materials For Cooling Electronics
The world of thermal interface materials continues to evolve as the cooling requirements for applications in the automotive, consumer, medical and aerospace markets continue to demand lower prices...
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What Are Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility Measurements, and Why Do We Care?
Fundamental design checkpoints of new products generally focus on the designs of mechanical, electrical and software systems. On the whole, EMI/EMC design falls by the wayside for many...
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How to Identify Quality Thermal Gap Fillers in Four Steps
There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from -- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
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EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know
Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
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