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Achieving New Types of Vacuum Casting with Vacuum Impregnation
by Nice Rapid | Apr 01,2021 | Vacuum Casting

Vacuum casting is one of the manufacturing techniques that has experienced the broadest range of experimentation when it comes to using silicone to create new, smaller parts. Vacuum impregnation is one of those twists and is very useful when we need to create something that is out of our range of action using traditional means.

With vacuum impregnation, we seal electronic components inside machinery using silicone or any other form of plastic. As you can probably guess, this an incredibly sought-after technique for companies looking to pack small circuitry inside any given technology. It’s one of the most effective ways to protect these components from elements such as dust and dirt, and liquids.

Who are The People Looking for This Innovation?

The short and most concise answer to that question is “everyone.” We can’t pint it down to a single company or industry since many smart devices require this technique as their internal panels become more complex and improved with new engineering. The requirements are always there to improve on the need for insulation on delicate parts to keep them working as the energy flows through the devices performing certain tasks. 

Circuitry panels such as motherboards are still in use, along with more complex components that could not withstand the electrical flow without being fried. Vacuum impregnation prevents that. It also protects against eventual corrosion and other specific factors that could impact the technology where it’s used. Airships, cards, and other forms of motorized vehicles that include smart panels have an ongoing demand for this technology. 

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The Big Secret Behind Vacuum Casting Impregnation

The big secret it’s nothing too complicated; it all comes down to sealing and insulation while providing functionality. It would be the magic solution in the old days to the fried ever-heating components after ongoing rounds of abuse, such as radio transistors and boxed TV sets. Early adopters of this technology were the automotive industry as well as the military. Soon everyone followed suit.

You could say this is the big secret behind most of the smart technology you see in the market and how it manages to accomplish the extended reach it has right now. It’s a manufacturing technique so intrinsically close to the protection of small circuits that even big players in the field, such as Neuralink (Elon Musk’s brain chip company). The company is dipping its toes on it to make sure our brainpower is well preserved and extended beyond its organic lifespan.

A Future Ripe with Possibilities

Vacuum casting doesn’t sound like something that should or could be related to such an extent when it comes to developing new technologies. Still, this variation of the technique certainly seems to be making the rounds with such strength that we are looking forward to seeing how far it will go. The future will determine if this technique keeps evolving or if something new comes off it.

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