Electronics, Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Surface Preparation for Reliable Optical Coatings in Photonics Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Coatings are an indispensable part of manufacturing photonics. The coatings help determine the most basic functionality of the lenses they are applied to. How much light passes through, what...

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Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Know if Hydrophilic Coatings on Medical Devices Provide the Necessary Comfort for Patients

| Pierce Geary

Comfort is more than just a nice thing to hope for when it comes to medical devices like tubing, catheters and stents that are implanted into the human body. Comfort, in this instance, is...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

Controlling Parts Washing Methods for Medical Components

| Pierce Geary

Cleanliness is next to production standardization requirements for medical device manufacturers (as the old saying goes). Devices built to be inserted within the human body understandably need to...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Surface Testing

Verification vs. Validation for Medical Device Product Quality Assurance

| Pierce Geary

Validation and verification are inextricable from product development and process design for the manufacturing of medical devices. To satisfy regulatory standards, reduce risk, create efficiencies...

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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Way to Verify Medical Diagnostics Coatings

| Pierce Geary

The biomedical industry runs on testing. Testing is at the heart of meeting extensive requirements to ensure healthcare practices and facilities are safe. A kind of testing that has been on all of...

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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

How to Protect Overmolded Connectors for Medical Devices

| Pierce Geary

Protective coverings are part and parcel of our lives these days. For industries reliant upon electronic components and connectors, protective coverings in the form of polymeric overmolding...

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Surface Treatment, Medical Device, Thermoplastics

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacuum Plasma Treatment

| Pierce Geary

Vacuum plasma is the treatment method of record for many manufacturers. Not only because it is a legacy technology proven useful over many, many decades, but because it can be particularly...

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Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Bond PTFE to Anything

| Pierce Geary

Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE is a very common material in wide use among almost every major industry. This ultra-lubricious and multi-use fluoropolymer touches everyone from aerospace and...

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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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News & Events, Medical Device

Get the Conversation Started at MD&M West

| Pierce Geary

BTG Labs is going to be exhibiting at the Medical Device and Manufacturing (MD&M) West medtech event Tuesday February 4 to Thursday February 7. Our Surface Experts will be joining 19,000 attendees...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Electronics, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Medical Device, Webinar, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Webinar: BTG Labs + Plasmatreat Team Up for Polymer Surface Activation Discussion

| Pierce Geary

This Tuesday, December 11 at 2pm EST we'll be partnering with Plasmatreat, a developer of surface treatment systems, to present a webinar hosted by Plastics Technology magazine. Dr. Giles...

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