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SMTA Ontario Chapter Technical Webinar

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February 08, 2024

The Role of Electrically Conductive Coatings in EMI Suppression

Speaker: Michael Strong, MG Chemicals

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm Eastern

12:00-12:45 PM: Speaker Presentation
12:45 – 1:00 PM: Q&A

Virtual Meeting

Members/Students: FREE!

Non-Members $25 USD*

Technical Presentation:

Electromagnetic fields have become ubiquitous in our society with nearly everyone carrying something that emits a signal. As a consequence, the outside world has become a soup of these signals and there’s potential for cross-talk between neighboring devices leading to malfunction. Classically, system designers could implement simple solutions such as twisted pair cabling or surround emitting devices with a metallic foil; however, modern circuitry demands more robust solutions that reduce weight, minimize cost and better conform to intricate part design. With these requirements, electrically conductive paint emerges as a practical and economical solution, requiring little expertise to apply, facilitating high throughput and quick turnaround.

In this webinar, we will discuss the role of electrically conductive coatings and how they are used to attenuate external electromagnetic and radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI). Specific topics include introductory theory behind EMI attenuation, the advantage of conductive coatings over traditional materials, a comparison of the different coating technologies and how to choose the right coating system based on application requirements with reference to specific case studies.

Speaker Bio:
Michael Strong is the Research and Development Manager for MG Chemicals. In this role, he oversees a team of chemists develop specialty coating, resin and adhesive systems that address specific customer challenges across all industries including thermal management, circuit ruggedization and electromagnetic interference. Throughout his tenure at MG, he has worked in product formulation, quality control, technical support and as a technical marketing creator. Prior to working at MG, Michael held positions in aerospace research and medical education. He holds Masters degrees in both chemistry and business and is a certified project manager.

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