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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment

The Best News Yet for Process and Quality Engineers

| Hunter Brankamp

Think about your company’s manufacturing operation.

Now, think about fixing your adhesion problems simply by knowing a single number...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Surface Treatment, Product, Surface Testing

Custom Feet: How to Solve Surface Adhesion Problems in Difficult-to-Measure Areas

| Hunter Brankamp

What do both of these statements about surface adhesion have in common?

  • “We need to measure surface quality of the teeth on a gear to make sure the coating stays on.”
  •  “We need to make sure the...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Product, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Adhesive Failure is a Good Thing, and here's why

| Hunter Brankamp

Adhesion failure in manufacturing is an opportunity in disguise for exceptional business growth...if you do the work to understand the why behind your failures.

Say what?

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Automotive, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Your Technicians Are Solvent Wiping Aluminum Wrong (and what to do about it)

| Hunter Brankamp

Your Technicians are Solvent Wiping Aluminum Wrong

 

“We need to be solvent wiping our aluminum before it’s coated/painted/sealed/insert adhesion-intensive process here.”

Technically, that’s...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace

The Ten Minute Talk that Could Spark Never-Before-Seen Improvements in Your Manufacturing Operation

| Hunter Brankamp

10 Minutes to Fix your Manufacturing Operations

 

What could happen in 10 minutes?

Well, if you work to improve a manufacturing operation, you know that means quite a bit...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Product, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Solving Surface Adhesion Problems - What Manufacturers are Missing.

| Hunter Brankamp

Manufacturer’s who paint, print, bond, coat, or seal have been left in the dark when searching for answers to solving their adhesion problems but…

There's a light at the end of the tunnel.

In our...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

The Most Common Mistake in Solving Manufacturing Surface Adhesion Problems

| Hunter Brankamp

Answer: If the manufacturers below had looked to the material surface itself to solve their surface adhesion problems, tens of thousands of dollars and hundreds of production hours could have been...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Product, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

The 4 Most Common Ineffective Methods of Surface Quality Measurement

| Hunter Brankamp

Water break testing. Dyne pens. Goniometer. No method at all.

The search for a reliable, repeatable, objective method (i.e. not based on opinion) for measuring surface readiness in manufacturing...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Treatment

Bring your samples, to SAMPE.

| Hunter Brankamp

On May 21-24, BTG Labs heads back to Long Beach, CA but this time for the SAMPE 2018 Conference & Exhibition.

Recently in Long Beach for AeroDef, one of the aerospace and defense industries’ most...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Automotive, Surface Treatment, Product, Surface Testing

Surface Stories: How one company used real-time data with RS-232 to eliminate adhesion failures

| Hunter Brankamp

 

Real-time data.

New industry buzzword?

Or a new generation of process and quality control?

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Film & Flexible Packaging, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Uncover Hidden Adhesion Problems in Your Manufacturing Process

| Hunter Brankamp

“We didn’t even know we were having process problems.”

It’s an all-too-common phrase we hear from our customers, when they realize the level of understanding available to them now in their...

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