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Why You Should Use Predictive Data in Building Material Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Construction companies and the manufacturers who build the parts and materials that create buildings are relying on adhesives more than ever. When it comes to modern flooring, ...

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Maintaining Consistent Adhesion Quality for Shoe Manufacturers even with Material Changes

Pierce Geary

There are a lot of reasons why sneakerheads love the shoes they covet. Athletic shoes have become one of the most sought after clothing items due to their aesthetic appeal but ...

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How Surface Sensitive Measurements Help Medical Device Manufacturers Avoid Regulatory Bottlenecks

Pierce Geary

The pathway to zero defect manufacturing through implementation of quality control procedures is found right there in the name. Quality control requires the control of variables ...

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Reduce Field Repairs Through Zero Defect Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Quality control isn’t about preventing just the most egregious failure possibilities. It’s about setting high standards so that products are reliable for years. Control of quality ...

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Don’t Let This Process Gap Ruin Your Polymeric Powder Coating

Pierce Geary

Powder coating is a widely used painting and coating technique to create protective and aesthetic barriers on products from vending machines at municipal pools to washers and ...

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How to Reduce Medical Device Surface Testing Time and Subjectivity

Pierce Geary

Time is always of the essence for medical device manufacturers. When a medical breakthrough needs to make it to market there is no time to waste. There is also no margin for ...

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Manufacturing Best Practices for Business Continuity Plans

Pierce Geary

Even though coming to the end of 2020 has not at all meant the end of the impact of Covid-19, manufacturers are pushing forward to make sure 2021 is not marred by the setbacks of ...

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Better Consumer Electronics Reliability: Coatings and Adhesives

Pierce Geary

In a recent study conducted by Instrumental, the top ten most common manufacturing defects were examined. The number one defect that manufacturers fight against is a deficiency in ...

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7 minute read

How to Achieve Zero Defect Manufacturing: The Promise of Industry 4.0

Pierce Geary

It’s a common fallacy to assume we have a handle on the future based on past or present circumstances. If 2020 has collectively taught us anything, the bright shiny lesson is ...

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What is the Best Surface Quality Inspection for Smart Manufacturing?

Pierce Geary

Manufacturing processes can, on the surface, appear to be an amorphous web of convoluted conveyors and machinating machinery. But taking a closer look through the eyes of a ...

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7 minute read

How to Use Contact Angle Measurements to Dramatically Reduce Scrap

Pierce Geary

Predicting production outcomes in manufacturing relies on accurate data that calculates the variables that actually matter to things like reliability, performance and longevity of ...

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What Medical Device Manufacturers Need From Surface Cleanliness Testing

Pierce Geary

Quality tests during medical device production need to check a lot of boxes for manufacturers. Testing must increase confidence in product reliability in order to be worthwhile to ...

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A Great Idea to Help Save the Aerospace Industry

Pierce Geary

2020 is a year that will live in infamy for many industries. We haven't even seen the full effect of Covid-19 on economies, which inserts a heap of uncertainty into decision ...

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Everything Breaks: What Reliability Means for Adhesively Bonded Products

Pierce Geary

The seemingly easy and obvious answer to the question implied in the title of this article is: reliability means no failures whatsoever forever and ever, amen. Sadly, it’s not ...

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Where to Look to Achieve Operational Visibility in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Enterprise manufacturing operations are made up of interlocking, overlapping and critically interdependent processes. Each process in this symbiotic web consists of a series of ...

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Effective Strategies for Efficient and Reliable Manufacturing That Can’t Wait

Pierce Geary

The sea change of 2020 has accelerated many shifts that were taking place within manufacturing over the past decade. We are either kicking down the door or being unwittingly swept ...

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6 minute read

The Huge Need for Zero Defect, Large Scale Molding Processes

Pierce Geary

Backyard pool retail showrooms are a true wonder. Seeing behemoth, empty vessels crowding a giant indoor space is disorienting, but it’s not the most stunning aspect of that ...

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Process Control Innovations for Card Manufacturers

Pierce Geary

We’ve all experienced the disappointing (and kinda embarrassing) moment when we’re at a register trying to buy armfuls of tortilla chips and salsa and the point of sale card ...

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Surface Preparation for Reliable Optical Coatings in Photonics Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Coatings are an indispensable part of manufacturing photonics. The coatings help determine the most basic functionality of the lenses they are applied to. How much light passes ...

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Ensuring the Durability of Oleophobic Coatings on Consumer Tech

Pierce Geary

We’re all thinking a lot more about the surfaces we touch and the invisible things that might be on those surfaces. Manufacturers have been thinking about how surfaces interact ...

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Using Data to Improve Ink Adhesion to Polymer Film

Pierce Geary

One of the most frustrating aspects of experiencing a problem in manufacturing isn't necessarily the issue itself, but rather, it's the difficulty of accurately determining and ...

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4 minute read

How to Get a Stronger Weld Through Cleaning

Pierce Geary

Even though we look around us and see plastic everywhere, in every shape and imaginable application, metals are still a more commonly used raw material in machined products. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Upcoming Summer 2020 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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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7 minute read

Will New Hand Washing Practices Cause Problems for Manufacturing?

Pierce Geary

Like many industries during the COVID-19 crisis, manufacturing has had to make big changes including scaling back its workforce, enforcing new and intensified hygiene standards ...

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Proposed ASTM Standard Will Ease the Pain of Manufacturers

Pierce Geary

An exciting development is taking place to make surface quality and cleanliness inspection technology more available to all manufacturers. We have collaborated with ASTM ...

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Demystifying the Greatest Metal Brazing Process Challenges

Pierce Geary

When thinking about what manufacturing looks like, most people envision sparks flying, metal clanking and fires blazing. This isn’t too far off the mark since metals have been ...

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How to Protect Overmolded Connectors for Medical Devices

Pierce Geary

Protective coverings are part and parcel of our lives these days. For industries reliant upon electronic components and connectors, protective coverings in the form of polymeric ...

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New Study Proves the Surface Analyst is Dependable for Process Control

Pierce Geary

One of our favorite services we provide to manufacturers is to help optimize surface preparation techniques for their particular materials and products. It’s our specialty and one ...

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacuum Plasma Treatment

Pierce Geary

Vacuum plasma is the treatment method of record for many manufacturers. Not only because it is a legacy technology proven useful over many, many decades, but because it can be ...

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How to Bond PTFE to Anything

Pierce Geary

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE is a very common material in wide use among almost every major industry. This ultra-lubricious and multi-use fluoropolymer touches everyone from ...

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Covid-19: Biological vs. Chemical Contamination in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Lately, the whole world has been having variations on the same conversation. Whether the discussion centers on N95 masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or what ...

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4 Things You Should Know About Monitoring Surface Quality Remotely

Pierce Geary

The way we work, live, and fundamentally interact with each other inevitably changes over time; sometimes those changes come much more rapidly than we anticipate or hope to see. ...

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A Summary of Surface Treatment Methods for Manufacturers

Pierce Geary

One of our many mantras at BTG Labs is that all manufacturers who bond, coat, seal, paint and print stand a better chance of fully understanding and controlling their ...

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Cleaning Strategies for Great Adhesion

Pierce Geary

Cleanliness in manufacturing gains avid devotees all the time. Once the importance of cleanliness is grasped, it’s nearly impossible to think about manufacturing processes without ...

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Plasma Treatment for Complete and Reliable Cleaning with Richard Burke

Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we wanted to explore the ways that electronics manufacturers, who are encapsulating their circuit boards with a conformal coating, are cleaning their ...

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History of Cleaning for Ideal Electronics Manufacturing with Mike Konrad

Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we got the chance to sit down and chat with Mike Konrad, from Aqueous Technologies and the Reliability Matters podcast, a show about the reliability ...

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Topcoat to Primer Surface Reliability for Aircraft Painting

Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems don’t have a preference when it comes to the kind of damage they cause. Whether the end result is structural or cosmetic, headaches for manufacturers abound; ...

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Surface Quality in Aircraft Sealing and Bonding for Repairs

Pierce Geary

When an aircraft is manufactured, every single portion of the plane or jet is designed to be able to be serviced and repaired for the next 20-30 years. Aircraft manufacturing OEMs ...

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Why Surface Cleanliness is Crucial for Electronic PCBs

Pierce Geary

Defining “clean” is actually more complicated than it sounds. Cleanliness can be in the eye of the beholder (I mean, we all had a college roommate who swore they were tidy, but ...

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Spring and Summer 2020 Trade Shows and Webinars

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs exists to solve adhesion problems in manufacturing no matter how long they’ve persisted, how complex their root causes may be, or what industry they manifest in. Toward ...

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Component Connection Failure Root Causes on ENIG PCBs

Pierce Geary

The field of printed circuit board finishing and bonding methods has been growing and diversifying for decades. The design of PCBs depends heavily on the use and environment of ...

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Form In Place Gasket Reliability Starts with the Surface

Pierce Geary

Form-in-place-gaskets (FIPG) have been a revolutionary advancement in industries that bank on high-reliability sealing applications. FIPG is a versatile sealing technique that ...

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Surface Preparation for Primer Coating of Composites in Aerospace Applications

Pierce Geary

A lot goes into painting an aircraft. This massive, multi-stage process begins long before that final, shiny topcoat you see on the wings and tail is applied. The components are ...

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Conformal Coating Failure Caused by Poor Surface Cleanliness

Pierce Geary

Electronic components consist of many exposed and delicate pieces that leave them vulnerable.  A lot is relying on these fragile parts to function without fail. From implantable ...

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Importance of Adhesion & Composites in Lightweighting Cars

Pierce Geary

One of the most pressing questions on the minds of manufacturing engineers is how to take a load off. Lightweighting, or shedding pounds on assembled vehicles and machinery, is a ...

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BTG Labs 2019 Year in Review

Pierce Geary

It's been a wonderful year at BTG Labs and we'd like to take a moment to reflect on some of the things we're most proud of and grateful for. We've helped a lot of companies ...

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Is Roughness as Important as Surface Cleanliness to Adhesion?

Pierce Geary

When the subject of material surfaces comes up among manufacturing engineers the discussion usually centers on the physical attributes of that surface; the surface topography or ...

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Surface Treatment of Thermoplastics for Aerospace Components

Pierce Geary

The Aerospace and Defense Industry is experiencing a market boom right now. Investments in the aerospace industry are an increasingly significant part of the world economy. Last ...

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How to Get Help Fixing Adhesion Problems in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

There’s no shame is asking for help. Adhesion problems have a tendency to be persistent and resilient to most solutions, causing frustration and long-term headaches at best, ...

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The Tools & Skills to Address Adhesion Problems in Production

Pierce Geary

When adhesion issues become apparent in a manufacturing process, they can seem to come out of nowhere. When coatings on circuit boards delaminate and cause shorts; when automotive ...

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The 3 Crucial Elements for Good Adhesion in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Excellent adhesion relies on manufacturer’s ability to understand and control three distinct yet interrelated elements. In manufacturing, adhesive bonding takes many forms but the ...

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Fundamentals of Adhesion & Why 3 Molecular Layers Matter

Pierce Geary

Adhesion is a powerful phenomenon that can hold massive structures together and fuse microscopic compounds. It is also extremely dependent upon delicate and fragile processes to ...

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Popular Mechanics: How to Glue Yourself to a Plane, According to Science

Pierce Geary

Our team at BTG Labs was entertained and honored that Popular Mechanics would feature BTG Labs and Giles Dillingham, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Scientist in a fascinating, and ...

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New Solutions to Address Adhesion Failures in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

In order to create predictable adhesion outcomes in manufacturing, precision is key. When thinking about the success of a bonding, printing, coating, sealing, painting or cleaning ...

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Best-practice Surface Preparation Processes for New Products

Pierce Geary

New Product Development is an essential component to the successful growth of companies who always challenge themselves to improve and innovate. Getting this design stage right is ...

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What are the Primary Causes of Chronic Adhesion Failures?

Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems have a tendency to show up in a manufacturing process and then overstay their welcome. The chronic nature of so many adhesion issues is due to factors that many ...

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How to Minimize Production Scrap from Adhesion Failures

Pierce Geary

In manufacturing it is extremely difficult to eliminate all inefficiencies and production deficits. Setbacks that come in the form of scrap rates and rework resulting from product ...

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4 minute read

Best Approach to Adhesion Failure Root-Cause Analysis

Pierce Geary

There are a lot of options available to manufacturers who are trying to prevent product failures caused by imperfect adhesion. Many times the plan of attack is to budget adhesion ...

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Identifying Adhesive Bond Failure Points in Manufacturing

Pierce Geary

Adhesion processes vary widely across different industries that incorporate bonding, sealing, printing, coating, painting or cleaning into their manufacturing operations. Every ...

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What is the Best Fast & Accurate Alternative to Dyne Testing?

Pierce Geary

Dyne solutions have been the most common method of quality checking material surface cleanliness for decades. Their ubiquity and low cost have led them to be heavily relied upon ...

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How to Ensure a Manufacturing Surface is Clean Enough for Adhesion

Pierce Geary

Cleanliness and adhesion go hand-in-hand. If you’re looking for an adhesion process to be successful then you are also absolutely interested in cleaning the materials involved in ...

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How to Know if a Manufacturing Surface is Treated or Untreated

Pierce Geary

In order to ensure successful bonding, coating, printing, painting, laminating or meet cleanliness standards in manufacturing, material surfaces must be manipulated. One such ...

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How Surface Quality Devices Can Validate Adhesion Specs

Pierce Geary

Regulatory specifications in manufacturing exist to ensure that the highest quality, safest and most useful products are created. These are devised internally through research and ...

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How to Transfer a Lab Surface Treatment Process to Production

Pierce Geary

Production processes don’t just materialize, fully-formed on the manufacturing floor. Procedures and operations go through a full research and development cycle which can take ...

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4 Manufacturing Process Gaps that Create Adhesion Problems

Pierce Geary

Process gaps emerge in production processes any time manufacturers do not have all the information they need to make decisions that will prevent or solve adhesion problems. Often ...

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Can a Surface Science Lab Ensure Adhesion in Manufacturing?

Pierce Geary

Manufacturers utilize research and design laboratories all the time. To scale new products up to the production line, years of toiling in testing labs is done to ensure that ...

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Secrets to Predicting Adhesion Failures in Production

Pierce Geary

When adhesion failure becomes apparent in manufacturing processes it can seem to come out of nowhere. Very often, there is no problem until suddenly there is. It feels ...

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Will Automated Surface Prep Inspection Guarantee Adhesion?

Pierce Geary

Automation is inherently fascinating. Robotic arms, programmed workflows and smart data. These innovations are populating the manufacturing space and are changing the landscape of ...

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Why a Surface Quality Inspection Process Ensures Adhesion

Pierce Geary

Manufacturing processes that involve bonding, coating, sealing, printing, painting, laminating or cleaning need a metric to measure the surface quality of the materials involved. ...

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TickTock: Impact of Time on Surface Preparation in Production

Pierce Geary

There are numerous obstacles to maintaining a material surface that is clean and fully prepared for adhesion in a manufacturing process. But there is one element that carries ...

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Why an Incoming Cleanliness Spec Ensures Vendor Compliance

Pierce Geary

Supply chain control is crucial to ensuring that the time, money and labor put into a production process doesn’t go to waste. Managing what comes into the production process has a ...

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A Benchmark for Your Production Surface Preparation Process

Pierce Geary

Certainty. This is the goal of every manufacturing process. Manufacturers need to have total confidence that every aspect of their production process will go according to plan. ...

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Webinar: Reliable Adhesion Success Through Process Control

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Thursday June 13th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT for a webinar titled: "Uncovering Non-Obvious Variables in Surface Preparation Processes for Bonding and Coating".  ...

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Webinar: Unexpected Places to Control Adhesion in Medical Devices

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Thursday June 6th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT. In this webinar you'll discover typically unnoticed, yet critical points throughout medical device manufacturing ...

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Webinar: Commonly Overlooked Variables that Affect Composite Adhesion

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Tuesday June 4th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT. In this webinar you'll discover unnoticed yet critical points throughout manufacturing processes involving bonding, ...

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7 Most Valuable Tips to Ensure Proper Adhesion in Production

Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems are an insidious concern to manufacturers in any industry with printing, painting, bonding, laminating or coating applications. These problems settle into a ...

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Why a Production Adhesion Process is Essential to Quality

Pierce Geary

What manufacturers know about the crucial role a successful adhesion process plays in a high-quality production operation and what manufacturers do about this fact can be widely ...

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Expert Guide to Create a Surface Quality Specification

Pierce Geary

Various industries have different names for ways they change material surfaces during a production process. In medical fields and other industries dealing with high-reliability ...

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Catch BTG Labs on the Road This Spring

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs is bringing our message of how to guarantee clean surfaces and eradicate adhesion failure directly to you. Whether you are on the coasts, in the Midwest or anywhere in ...

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Webinar: How to Control Non-Obvious Variables in Polymer Surface Preparation

Pierce Geary

Polymer use spans nearly every manufacturing industry, so the troubles with controlling treatment methods in adhesion processes have touched a wide range of companies.

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New and Better Surface Quality Test Than the Water Break

Pierce Geary

There are times when trying to discern if adhesion in manufacturing will succeed seems like a deeply mysterious and opaque puzzle. The water break test is a simple and fairly ...

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Dr. Giles Dillingham Speaking at Parts Cleaning 2019

Pierce Geary

April 2-4 we will be exhibiting at the Precision Machining Technology Show and Dr. Giles Dillingham will be presenting at the Parts Cleaning Conference co-located with PMTS. Dr. ...

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Easy Ways to Find Manufacturing Adhesion Failure Sources

Pierce Geary

When adhesion failure plagues a manufacturing process it can be particularly disruptive. A production process may be humming along just fine and then it suddenly becomes clear ...

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How to Fix Common Causes of Adhesion Problems

Pierce Geary

Manufacturers often have a large blind spot when it comes to the causes of adhesion problems. This blind spot makes it impossible to solve these problems and generates frustration ...

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10 Most Common Surface Quality Mistakes by Manufacturers

Pierce Geary

Manufacturers are constantly fighting against adhesion problems. Surfaces not sticking and adhesives not working is the daily reality facing manufacturers looking to make high ...

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BTG Labs Attends the Adhesion Society Annual Meeting

Pierce Geary

  For the past five years BTG Labs has been a major presence at the annual meeting of the Adhesion                          Society. This year we are heading to Hilton Head, SC ...

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Corona Treatment Concerns You Need to be Taking a Closer Look At

Pierce Geary

Disclaimer: this article is not about COVID-19, it is about a surface treatment process for better adhesion in manufacturing. If you're looking for information about cleaning, ...

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Get the Conversation Started at MD&M West

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs is going to be exhibiting at the Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West medtech event Tuesday February 4 to Thursday February 7. Our Surface Experts will be joining ...

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Don’t Forget the Surface of Microelectronics

Pierce Geary

It’s easy to be dazzled by the advancements in electronic and medical devices that are constantly being made and discovered allowing manufacturers to work on increasingly micro ...

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See You at IPC APEX in San Diego Next Week

Pierce Geary

Members of the BTG Labs team will be exhibiting at IPC APEX in San Diego January 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC APEX is one of the largest showcases of electronics ...

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Surface Analyst 2001: The Tool That is Simplifying Adhesion Success

Pierce Geary

The BTG Labs suite of tools, that enable manufacturers and technicians to fully control their adhesion processes, has a new addition. The Surface Analyst 2001 introduces new ...

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We're Exhibiting at Medical Microelectronics Technology Workshop Next Week

Pierce Geary

January 22 and 23 BTG Labs is heading to San Diego, California for the Advanced Packaging of Medical Microelectronics technical workshop hosted by the International ...

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How to Get the Most out of Industrial Parts Washers

Pierce Geary

Parts washers are the heavy-duty, hardworking machines that have become irreplaceable staples in any automotive or machined part manufacturing process. As manufacturing processes ...

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How To Keep Up With the Changing Landscape of Advanced Materials

Pierce Geary

Co-written with Elizabeth Kidd, BTG Labs' Custom Applications Scientist.   There's a logical fallacy akin to a "what's good for one is good for all" mindset that is devastating ...

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Holiday Greetings as the Year End Draws Near

Pierce Geary

The BTG Labs team spent a classy evening reminiscing on the exceptional year we are saying goodbye to.

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4 Common Factors that Affect Conformal Coating Adhesion

Pierce Geary

The pervasiveness of electronics in every manufacturing industry has provided unique challenges. Manufacturers are tasked with protecting these componentsin environments that make ...

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The Secret to Effective Polymeric Plasma Treatment is Control

Pierce Geary

Plastics are ubiquitous a material as they come, and there is nary an industry that does not utilize them in an adhesion application; medical device, automotive, aerospace, ...

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NASA and UVA Work with BTG Labs to Co-Author Spectroscopy Journal Article

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs' CEO and Lead Scientist, Dr. Giles Dillingham and Research and Development Chemist, Brooke Campbell recently collaborated with NASA scientists and researchers from the ...

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What Happens if You Don't Continually Monitor Your Adhesion Process?

Pierce Geary

When a material begins its journey through a manufacturing process it becomes crucial to know and control everything that happens to that material as it makes its way down the ...

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Looking at a Turkey Through the Eyes of a BTG Process Engineer

Pierce Geary

Ever wonder what a hungry BTG Process Engineer is pondering while preparing the turkey for the feast of gratitude to be shared around the Thanksgiving table? The sharp minds at ...

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How to Control Your Adhesion Process by Getting to Know Your Critical Control Points

Pierce Geary

What is a Critical Control Point? A Critical Control Point (CCP) is any point in the manufacturing process where the surface condition of a material has the opportunity to ...

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What Does Clean Mean?

Pierce Geary

This article was co-written by Elizabeth Kidd, BTG Labs' Custom Applications Scientist and Research and Development Chemist. Coating and adhesive bonding are extremely common ...

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1 minute read

The Automated Surface Analyst XA is HERE!

Pierce Geary

The wait is finally over. Making its world debut at MD&M in Minneapolis, the Surface Analyst XA integrates the power, simplicity and ease of our handheld Surface Analyst directly ...

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Reaching Out - Upcoming October Events and Tradeshows

Pierce Geary

Autumnal vibes have landed at BTG Labs and along with football-watching, apple-picking, Halloween costume-planning we have an array of opportunities for you to interact with us ...

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Speaking Engagement at AMI Medical Tubing Conference October 2-3

Pierce Geary

In the diverse and ever-growing world of medical devices, particularly those involving polymeric tubing, it is always crucial, and not always easy, to test and definitively ...

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Infographic: The Surface Analyst vs. Water Break Tests and Dyne Ink

Pierce Geary

Surface Preparation in Manufacturing In manufacturing there exist critical surface preparation process requirements to ensure products are safe and reliable. There are some legacy ...

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