Surface preparation is a critical manufacturing process that enables sealing, bonding, painting, coating, printing, and cleaning. By utilizing appropriate surface preparation processes medical device manufacturers can speed production, ensure product safety, and decrease the likelihood of recalls.
Despite the critical nature of this process the majority of manufactures are still relying upon outdated surface evaluation methods such as dyne and water break. These current methods lack precision, allow for subjective interpretation, and are often destructive.
BTG Labs sat down with the Generis Group to discuss the challenges of surface preparation and how manufacturers can overcome them.