Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Topcoat to Primer Surface Reliability for Aircraft Painting

| Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems don’t have a preference when it comes to the kind of damage they cause. Whether the end result is structural or cosmetic, headaches for ...
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Aerospace

Surface Quality in Aircraft Sealing and Bonding for Repairs

| Pierce Geary

When an aircraft is manufactured, every single portion of the plane or jet is designed to be able to be serviced and repaired for the next 20-30 years.
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

New and Better Surface Quality Test Than the Water Break

| Pierce Geary

There are times when trying to discern if adhesion in manufacturing will succeed seems like a deeply mysterious and opaque puzzle.
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Easy Ways to Find Manufacturing Adhesion Failure Sources

| Pierce Geary

When adhesion failure plagues a manufacturing process it can be particularly disruptive. A production process may be humming along just fine and then it suddenly ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment

10 Most Common Surface Quality Mistakes by Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

Manufacturers are constantly fighting against adhesion problems. Surfaces not sticking and adhesives not working is the daily reality facing manufacturers looking ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment

BTG Labs Attends the Adhesion Society Annual Meeting

| Pierce Geary

For the past five years BTG Labs has been a major presence at the
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