Forming reliable bonds between different materials can be challenging because there can be large variations in CTE's (coefficients of thermal expansion). Adhesive compounds play a critical role in the fabrication of assemblies for electronic, optical and mechanical systems.

Selecting the right adhesive is a balancing act as engineers attempt to find products that meet conflicting end-use and manufacturability requirements. Medical device engineers also have to contend with a strict regulatory environment, and therefore often have the toughest time striking that balance.

Advanced power and high frequency communications electronics have become more sophisticated. Fabricating and assembling these devices involves carefully selecting the proper adhesives, die attach compounds, glob-top encapsulants, underfills and potting compounds. Engineers must be familiar with how these systems can affect design so that they meet and exceed performance objectives.

The assembly applications for medical device manufacturers typically come with their own distinctive set of rigorous requirements. This white paper takes a closer look at one and two part silicone medical adhesives.

Die attach adhesives serve a vital role in semi-conductor assembly, manufacturing and throughout the product life cycle. In this white paper, learn how they facilitate assembly and about the application process. Find out why thin bond lines are so important for product life cycle.

Whereas some optical assembly applications require optical clarity across a certain wavelenth, others require an opaque coating. Optical grade epoxies, silicones and UV curable coatings provide the versatility to adhere well to a wide variety of substrates and the critical performance properties necessary.