Pierce Geary

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Surface Treatment, Composites, Cleaning Processes

3 Things You Need to Know to Create Strong, Reliable Bonds With Laser Cleaning

| Pierce Geary

Manufacturers are always looking to create stronger, more durable, more reliable and, in the automotive and aerospace sectors, lightweight products. In this pursuit they’ve often upgraded and...

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Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Know if Hydrophilic Coatings on Medical Devices Provide the Necessary Comfort for Patients

| Pierce Geary

Comfort is more than just a nice thing to hope for when it comes to medical devices like tubing, catheters and stents that are implanted into the human body. Comfort, in this instance, is...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Control Surface Quality for Bonding Dissimilar Materials

| Pierce Geary

We’ve mentioned many times, in various articles, that bonded material systems are becoming the norm for manufacturers in nearly every industry. In order to make finished products more efficient in...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

COVID-19 Makes Remote Quality Monitoring Crucial for Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

Since COVID-19 has reshaped the economic landscape for the foreseeable future and there are many questions about how to safely and effectively respond to it, now is a good time for manufacturers...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Bond Fiber Reinforced Plastics for Harsh Environments

| Pierce Geary

Many manufacturers have a dual performance concern when their products are out there in the world being used in whatever capacity they were designed for. These parallel interests are: how to...

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Material Science, News & Events, Webinar

Upcoming Summer 2021 Webinars

| Pierce Geary

BTG Labs has several opportunities coming up for you to connect with our Materials Science and Manufacturing experts. Webinars are a great way to learn more about technologies and methods to...

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Automotive, Electronics, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Coatings on Car Sensors and Why We Don’t Have Driverless Cars Yet

| Pierce Geary

Our relationship to our vehicles may have changed in the past few months with the idea of commuting to work looking more like a shuffle to the desk across the room rather than a drive to the...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

Controlling Parts Washing Methods for Medical Components

| Pierce Geary

Cleanliness is next to production standardization requirements for medical device manufacturers (as the old saying goes). Devices built to be inserted within the human body understandably need to...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Surface Testing

Verification vs. Validation for Medical Device Product Quality Assurance

| Pierce Geary

Validation and verification are inextricable from product development and process design for the manufacturing of medical devices. To satisfy regulatory standards, reduce risk, create efficiencies...

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Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Control Additive Blooming in Polymer Films

| Pierce Geary

We all take the ease of peeling open, and resealing packs of double stuff Oreos for granted. The plastic packaging that maintains the freshness of our favorite snacks and foods has become so...

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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Way to Verify Medical Diagnostics Coatings

| Pierce Geary

The biomedical industry runs on testing. Testing is at the heart of meeting extensive requirements to ensure healthcare practices and facilities are safe. A kind of testing that has been on all of...

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