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 ...
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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 ...
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Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Electronics

Eureka Moments: Discovering Non-Obvious Silicone Contamination

| Lydia Supinger

The factors that have a high impact on the success of adhesion processes are not always what they seem. Over the years we've discovered that contamination of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment

How to Get Help Fixing Adhesion Problems in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

There’s no shame is asking for help. Adhesion problems have a tendency to be persistent and resilient to most solutions, causing ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

The Tools & Skills to Address Adhesion Problems in Production

| Pierce Geary

When adhesion issues become apparent in a manufacturing process, they can seem to come out of nowhere. When coatings on circuit ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The 3 Crucial Elements for Good Adhesion in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Excellent adhesion relies on manufacturer’s ability to understand and control three distinct yet interrelated elements. In ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation

Fundamentals of Adhesion & Why 3 Molecular Layers Matter

| Pierce Geary

Adhesion is a powerful phenomenon that can hold massive structures together and fuse microscopic compounds. It is also extremely dependent upon delicate and fragile ...
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Adhesion Process, Product, Surface Testing

New Solutions to Address Adhesion Failures in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

In order to create predictable adhesion outcomes in manufacturing, precision is key. When thinking about the success of a bonding, printing, coating, sealing, ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

Best-practice Surface Preparation Processes for New Products

| Pierce Geary

New Product Development is an essential component to the successful growth of companies who always challenge themselves to improve and innovate. Getting this design ...
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