Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Method of Controlling HMDS Use in Semiconductor Manufacturing

| Decker Horninger and Pierce Geary

Semiconductors are one of the most fascinating areas of electronics manufacturing. The ability to “grow” almost irreducibly small integrated circuit components on silicon wafers has made an...

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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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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Control Surface Quality for Bonding Dissimilar Materials

| Pierce Geary

We’ve mentioned many times, in various articles, that bonded material systems are becoming the norm for manufacturers in nearly every industry. In order to make finished products more efficient in...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

COVID-19 Makes Remote Quality Monitoring Crucial for Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

Since COVID-19 has reshaped the economic landscape for the foreseeable future and there are many questions about how to safely and effectively respond to it, now is a good time for manufacturers...

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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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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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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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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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