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Dow Electronics Protection & Assembly Academy

Take your technical expertise to a new level

The Kent R. Larson Dow Electronics Protection & Assembly Academy offers smart silicone solutions training to solve customers’ electronics protection and assembly challenges. This online training combined with in-depth training at Dow facilities provides a better understanding of technology and real-world applications across the entire electronics value chain.

Explore our newest academy

Learn more about the Dow Electronics Protection & Assembly Academy’s training content.

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Electronic Protection & Silicone Overview Parts 1 & 2

Training at the Dow Electronics Protection & Assembly Academy begins with teachings on electronic protection and of all things silicone. Both parts of Level 1 lay the foundation of your educational experience.

Part 1: Electronic Protection

  • Application opportunities for electronic protection and assembly
  • The different degrees of protection
  • Combining layers of protection

Part 2: Silicones & Other Protective Materials

  • Comparison of acrylics, epoxies, urethanes and silicones
  • Advantages and benefits of silicones
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Silicone Product Lines

Level 2 focuses on diving deeper into the technology, materials, and applications you’ll interact with across the electronics value chain so that you’ll be prepared to quickly identify customer issues and provide effective solutions.

  • Gels and encapsulants
    • Topic 1: PURPOSE AND WHEN TO USE (9:50)
    • Topic 2: HOW TO USE (7:12)
    • Topic 3: MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS (28:15)
    • Topic 4: PRODUCT SELECTION / GETTING STARTED (13:20)
    • Topic 5: UNDERSTANDING APPLICATION / REVIEW (5:10)
       
  • Conformal coatings
    • Topic 1: PURPOSE AND WHEN TO USE (13:50)
    • Topic 2: HOW TO USE (11:35)
    • Topic 3: MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS (15:37)
    • Topic 4: PRODUCT SELECTION / GETTING STARTED (9:20)
    • Topic 5: COMMON APPLICATIONS / REVIEW (10:21)
       
  • Adhesives and sealants
    • Topic 1: PURPOSE (2:35)
    • Topic 2: WHEN AND HOW TO USE (22:08)
    • Topic 3: MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS (7:13)
    • Topic 4: PRODUCT SELECTION / GETTING STARTED (13:00)
    • Topic 5: REVIEW (8:26)
       
  • Thermally-conductive materials
    • Topic 1: PURPOSE AND WHEN TO USE (21:47)
    • Topic 2: HOW TO USE (COMMON DISPENSING METHODS) (8:47)
    • Topic 3: MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS (4:56)
    • Topic 4: PRODUCT SELECTION / GETTING STARTED (11:33)
    • Topic 5: UNDERSTANDING APPLICATION / REVIEW (9:07)
       
  • Compression gasketing
    • Topic 1: PURPOSE AND WHEN TO USE (16:32)
    • Topic 2: HOW TO USE (7:11)
    • Topic 3: MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS (3:24)
    • Topic 4: PRODUCT SELECTION / GETTING STARTED (13:17)
    • Topic 5: UNDERSTANDING APPLICATION / REVIEW (4:27)
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In-Person Training at Dow

The third and final level of training culminates with in-person instruction by proficient advisors at Dow. Complete the program by combining knowledge from online lessons with experiential learning that you can bring into any electronics protection challenge.

  • Market-focused presentations
  • Hands-on lab demonstrations
  • Knowledge from silicone application specialists

 

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