Electronics, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes

How to Use Contact Angle Measurements to Dramatically Reduce Scrap

| Pierce Geary

Predicting production outcomes in manufacturing relies on accurate data that calculates the variables that actually matter to things like reliability, performance and longevity of the product....

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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

What Medical Device Manufacturers Need From Surface Cleanliness Testing

| Pierce Geary

Quality tests during medical device production need to check a lot of boxes for manufacturers. Testing must increase confidence in product reliability in order to be worthwhile to manufacturers....

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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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