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Form-In-Place EMI Gaskets

MAJR Products’ Form-In-Place (FIP) EMI gaskets are offered to facilitate the increasing demand for EMI shielding of smaller profile and mechanically tight tolerance areas for a variety of metal and plastic housings. Our software-driven, automated Form-In-Place EMI gasket dispensing system delivers a custom-programmed, precise bead of conductive elastomer to narrow flanges or edges as small as 0.030 inches (0.762 mm).

The conductive elastomer bead is ideally placed on commercial or military compartmentalized enclosures, cellular handsets, pc cards, or a variety of other mechanically tight products. Quick prototyping and short to medium production runs are our specialty.

equipment using MAJR Products’ form-in-place EMI gaskets, which facilitate EMI/RFI shielding of mechanically tight tolerance areas.

 

Design & Technical Data:

Shielding effectiveness
Depending on the dispensed form-in-place material, shielding effectiveness (attenuation) of our dispensed EMI gaskets may exceed 80 dB from 100 MHz to 18 GHz. With an increased cross-sectional area, shielding effectiveness will increase. Shielding effectiveness is also dependent on bead thickness between conductive substrates.

 

The conductive particle-filled materials are one-part electrically conductive room temperature curing elastomers. The extruded paste material cures rapidly when exposed to atmospheric moisture. When completely cured, the materials are highly resilient elastomers that exhibit superior adhesion to a variety of substrates and exhibit low volume resistivity.

 

Available Conductive Materials

Materials/Properties
Nickel Graphite Silver Glass Silver Nickel
Silver Aluminum
Silver Copper
Pure Silver
Volume Resistivity (Ohm-cm) 0.06 0.01 0.008 0.01 0.008 0.005
Durometer (Shore A) 65 70 75 68 70 65
Operating Temp. Range (ºF) -55 to +400 -55 to +400 -55 to +400 -55 to +400 -55 to +400 -55 to +400
Specific Gravity 2.29 1.82 3.58 1.86 3.58 4.20
Tack Free 90 90 90 90 90 90
Handling Time (Hr.) 12 to 24 12 to 24 12 to 24 12 to 24 12 to 24 12 to 24
Full Cure (Hr.) 72 to 144 72 to 144 72 to 144 72 to 144 72 to 144 72 to 144
Color Gray Tan Tan Blue/Tan Tan Blue/Tan

 

 

Non-EMI Form-In-Place 
For enclosures and housings that do not need a conductive seal, we offer a variety of non-conductive elastomer seals that provide exceptional environmental protection and dust sealing. These sealing compounds are dispensed in the same way as the conductive elastomers and exhibit excellent substrate adhesion with low durometer, “soft” but resilient material properties. Non-conductive materials are available upon request.

Quality
With our ISO-9001:2000 commitment to continuous improvement, we have document set-up and operational procedures for consistent and reliable form-in-place products. Thanks to our 3-axis coordinate measuring system used in conjunction with our form-in-place machine, your FIP gaskets will be consistent and accurate with documented final QA test results.

The robotic bead location holds a pattern positional accuracy to 0.003 in. (0.076 mm) in the X, Y, and Z axis dimensions, and the repeatability of each axis is 0.001 inches (0.025mm). The heated vacuum tooling plate bead dispense area for the X and Y axis is 17 inches by 14 inches. The Z axis dispense area has a range of 3.5 inches. If a bead needs to be dispensed on a part that is over the travel dispense area of the machine, part rotation and dispensing of a second bead path after the first bead path can be performed to complete the gasket.

 

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