Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

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 let’s be honest…)...

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News & Events, Webinar

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 this end we have...

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Electronics, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

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 the electronic...

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Adhesion Process, Automotive, Electronics

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 deploys a mostly...

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Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Preparation

Eureka Moments: Exposing Improper Abrasion Materials

| Lydia Supinger

At BTG Labs, it's a daily occurrence for us to have a conversation with a customer who, when explaining the reasoning behind using a particular cleaning method or surface preparation material,...

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Aerospace, Composites, Surface Preparation

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 molded, then...

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Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation

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 medical devices to...

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Aerospace, Automotive, Composites

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 critical puzzle...

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News & Events

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 overcome what seemed to...

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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation

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 morphology, or...

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Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Thermoplastics

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 year, almost $1...

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