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

The Dangers of Missing Vital Surface Quality Information in Production

| Rose Roberts and Pierce Geary

A major problem for manufacturers is a problem of sensitivity. There is a rampant lack of sensitivity to material surfaces for companies across every manufacturing industry. Granted, it’s not easy...

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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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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 2: Why one fluid is all you need for process control in manufacturing

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part two of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion processes through consultation and...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 1: Surface energy and the attractions between substances

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part one of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion processes through consultation and...

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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

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 and taking a closer...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

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 International and other...

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Material Science, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

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 used for bonding...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

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 overmolding...

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