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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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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.” ...

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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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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 ...

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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 ...

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The Top 4 Reasons Your Material Surface Isn’t Ready for Processing

Hunter Brankamp

Incoming! What’s that sound? That’s the sound of manufacturers not having a supplier specification created for incoming materials in their operation. It’s like the old piece of ...

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Surface Stories: A Golden Bonding Opportunity

Hunter Brankamp

When most of us think of gold, we think of watches, rings, necklaces and even teeth. For electronics manufacturer’s, gold is one of the highest quality and most electrically ...

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New Life for Catheter Manufacturing: Proving Surface Quality to the FDA

Hunter Brankamp

“We’re manufacturing catheters, but currently we don’t have a reliable way to prove to the FDA that our plasma treatment process is effective and in control”   It's no surprise ...

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We're going to AeroDef 2018...........are you?

Hunter Brankamp

At the end of this month, an opportunity that comes only once a year will be coming to the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference, March 26-29 in Huntington, CA.

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Surface Stories: It's All a Matter of Grit

Hunter Brankamp

The quality of a process should be left up to chance. This is commonly the approach that has been taken by manufacturers when working to control their adhesion preparation ...

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Surface Stories: When “clean” means not so clean

Hunter Brankamp

When it comes to preparing raw materials for adhesion in manufacturing, optimizing the level of surface preparation is directly related to achieving the highest quality final ...

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When it comes to low water contact angles, the Surface Analyst “means” business

Hunter Brankamp

The desktop goniometer is a widely-used and accepted method of obtaining surface energy measurements of materials in the lab setting. For those unfamiliar, the goniometer uses the ...

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BTG Labs CEO, Giles Dillingham, to Speak at Graduate Seminar at University of Cincinnati

Hunter Brankamp

On Friday, February 2nd, current University of Cincinnati materials science & engineering graduate students and faculty will have the opportunity to hear one of their fellow ...

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Supplier Product Quality: Common Questions Circuit Board Printers and Manufacturers Ask BTG Labs

Hunter Brankamp

We get our circuit boards from an international supplier and don't have a clear understanding of what the , so how can we trust they understand our concerns and are objective with ...

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Customer Journey: Medical Tubing Gets Validated

Hunter Brankamp

  How do we obtain FDA validation on our medical tubing when there’s no way to show quality in a measurable and specific way? A question all too commonly faced in the medical ...

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Happy New Year from BTG Labs

Hunter Brankamp

 Image above: Our President, Tom McLean and founder Giles Dillingham sharing in the joy of this past holiday season.

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