Form-In-Place Gaskets FAQ
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What is form-in-place gasketing?
Form-in-place gaskets involve the liquid application of gasketing material onto a substrate by using programmable automation. FIP gaskets provide conductive and non-conductive elastomer sealing for EMI, RFI and environmental applications.
What are the advantages of FIP?
There are many advantages of using form-in-place gaskets. Some of these include:
- Cost savings and quality improvement
- Advanced and flexible product design
- All-encompassing solution
- Versatility with use on imperfect parts
- Fast change over
What should I know about shielding with FIP?
Before choosing FIP gasketing, you’ll need to understand that the shielding requirements can change based on the application. However, here are a few questions you should get answered about FIP materials for shielding.
- What is the desired shielding effectiveness?
- What is the desired compression/deflection percentage?
- Does the substrate require preparation for gasketing?
What FIP gaskets materials do you use?
VTI offers the following form-in-place gasket materials for your application:
- Silver/Aluminum filled silicone elastomer
- Silver/Nickel filled silicone elastomer
- Silver/Copper filled silicone elastomer
- Nickel/Graphite filled silicone elastomer
Why should I choose FIP instead of CIP?
FIP gaskets are often chosen when an application requires the ability to disassemble parts numerous times. If parts are assembled immediately on the line or do not need to be frequently disassembled, cure-in-place gaskets are used.