Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product

The Surface Analyst's Ability to Measure on Concave and Convex Surfaces

| Emily Walsh

Broadening the Abilities of the Surface Analyst

The Surface Analyst™ has the unique ability to measure on almost any surface: vertical, horizontal, smooth, rough, mirrored and in an easy,...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product, Thermoplastics, Surface Testing

The Surface Analyst Technology Replaces the Old Language of Dyne

| Emily Walsh

Smarter Surface Processes

For over a decade, manufacturers and suppliers have spoken the language of dyne when dealing with surface preparation and treatment verification. Because the process of...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product, Composites, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Surface Analyst Applications for the Consumer Goods Industry

| Emily Walsh

Consumer Goods

The world of consumer goods is highly diverse so consequently, manufacturing processes are even more varied. From golf clubs to paints to windows to solar panels, consumer goods...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product, Medical Device, Composites, Thermoplastics, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Plasma Treatment: Advanced Surface Treatment Method

| Emily Walsh

An Exceptional and Versatile Surface Treatment

Among the various methods of surface treatment processes, plasma treatment stands as a highly respected method. Plasma treatment is a surface...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Product

Most Common Applications of the Surface Analyst

| Emily Walsh

The Surface Analyst Now has Countless Applications

What began as an application in the aerospace manufacturing industry is now stretching across numerous diverse industries from medical devices to...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product, Surface Testing

Surface Analyst vs. Benchtop Goniometer

| Emily Walsh

The Study of Goniometry

Contact angle goniometry is the study of the characterization of liquid/solid interactions. The first benchtop goniometer designed at the NRL (U.S. Naval Research...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product

Top 11 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Surface Analyst

| Emily Walsh

Most Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. Does surface roughness affect the measurement? Can you measure on curved parts? Because the Surface Analyst uses patented Ballistic Deposition to deposit...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

Common Surface Energy Tests: Dyne Inks

| Emily Walsh

For years, manufactures have implemented a conventional method of testing surface energy using a solution called dyne inks. Dyne ink, when applied to a surface, can reveal the surface's adhesion...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product

Can Contact Angle Quantitatively Measure Total Surface Energy?

| Emily Walsh

Water Contact Angle as a Quantitative Measurement of Surface Energy

BTG Lab's Surface Analyst™ uses contact angle of highly purified water ballistically deposited on a material to determine...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Renewable Energy, Surface Treatment, Product, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

5 Primary Uses of the Surface Analyst

| Emily Walsh

The Importance of Surface Cleanliness

BTG Labs' Surface Analyst™ is a fast, easy, accurate, nondestructive, handheld device. It uses contact angle to measure the cleanliness level of a surface....

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Surface Treatment, Product, Composites, Surface Preparation

Investigating the Impact of Solvent Wiping and Sanding Procedures on Surface Energy

| Emily Leporati

Introduction

 

Solvent wiping and sanding procedures can greatly affect the surface energy of a substrate. To investigate the surface energy differences following different preparation procedures...

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