Pierce Geary

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 dryers, or cars...

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Consumer Goods, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Predicting Sports Equipment Performance Through Surface Cleanliness Testing

| Pierce Geary

Products used in athletics need to conform to some pretty stringent standards. Manufacturers of these products are well aware of this and work hard to make sure every unit they build meets the...

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Surface Treatment, Medical Device, Surface Testing

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 error.

Medical device...

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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 this year. This...

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Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 glue.

It’s a...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes

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 likely that we should...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

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 quality engineer...

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Electronics, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

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 the product....

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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 manufacturers....

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Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 making for...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 quite so simple.

For...

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