Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Plasma Treatment for Complete and Reliable Cleaning with Richard Burke

| Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we wanted to explore the ways that electronics ...
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Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation

History of Cleaning for Ideal Electronics Manufacturing with Mike Konrad

| Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we got the chance to sit down and chat with Mike Konrad, from
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Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

Why Surface Cleanliness is Crucial for Electronic PCBs

| Pierce Geary

Defining “clean” is actually more complicated than it sounds. Cleanliness can be in the eye of the beholder (I mean, we all had a college roommate who swore they ...
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Electronics, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Component Connection Failure Root Causes on ENIG PCBs

| Pierce Geary

The field of printed circuit board finishing and bonding methods has been growing ...
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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, 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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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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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Surface Treatment

Don’t Forget the Surface of Microelectronics

| Pierce Geary

Image above: manufacture of chips on a silicon wafer under a microscope   It’s easy to be dazzled by the advancements in
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