Pierce Geary

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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 posed in the title is: reliability means no failures whatsoever forever and ever, amen.

Sadly, it’s not quite so simple.

For manufacturing...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 steps that are only...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 over the...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Cleaning Processes

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 strange, magical...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 reader screams out...

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Electronics, Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 through, what...

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Material Science, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 with our skin and...

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Adhesion Process, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Testing

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 communicating what...

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Aerospace, Automotive, Cleaning Processes

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. Metals are the legacy...

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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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