Material Science, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Ensuring the Durability of Oleophobic Coatings on Consumer Tech

| Pierce Geary

We’re all thinking a lot more about the surfaces we touch and the invisible things that might be on those surfaces. Manufacturers have been thinking about how surfaces interact with our skin and...

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Material Science, News & Events, Webinar

Upcoming Summer 2021 Webinars

| Pierce Geary

BTG Labs has several opportunities coming up for you to connect with our Materials Science and Manufacturing experts. Webinars are a great way to learn more about technologies and methods to...

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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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Material Science, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Demystifying the Greatest Metal Brazing Process Challenges

| Pierce Geary

When thinking about what manufacturing looks like, most people envision sparks flying, metal clanking and fires blazing. This isn’t too far off the mark since metals have been used for bonding...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment

New Study Proves the Surface Analyst is Dependable for Process Control

| Pierce Geary

One of our favorite services we provide to manufacturers is to help optimize surface preparation techniques for their particular materials and products. It’s our specialty and one of our biggest...

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Material Science, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

Covid-19: Biological vs. Chemical Contamination in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Lately, the whole world has been having variations on the same conversation. Whether the discussion centers on N95 masks, toilet paper, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, or what movies to watch...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes

Cleaning Strategies for Great Adhesion

| Pierce Geary

Cleanliness in manufacturing gains avid devotees all the time. Once the importance of cleanliness is grasped, it’s nearly impossible to think about manufacturing processes without considering the...

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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 frustration and long-term headaches at best, costly rework,...

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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 boards delaminate and cause shorts; when automotive glass doesn’t...

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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 manufacturing, adhesive bonding takes many forms but the fundamental...

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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 processes to succeed.

In...

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