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Spring and Summer 2020 Trade Shows and Webinars

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs exists to solve adhesion problems in manufacturing no matter how long they’ve persisted, how complex their root causes may be, or what industry they manifest in. Toward ...

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BTG Labs 2019 Year in Review

Pierce Geary

It's been a wonderful year at BTG Labs and we'd like to take a moment to reflect on some of the things we're most proud of and grateful for. We've helped a lot of companies ...

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Popular Mechanics: How to Glue Yourself to a Plane, According to Science

Pierce Geary

Our team at BTG Labs was entertained and honored that Popular Mechanics would feature BTG Labs and Giles Dillingham, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Scientist in a fascinating, and ...

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Webinar: Reliable Adhesion Success Through Process Control

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Thursday June 13th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT for a webinar titled: "Uncovering Non-Obvious Variables in Surface Preparation Processes for Bonding and Coating".  ...

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Webinar: Unexpected Places to Control Adhesion in Medical Devices

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Thursday June 6th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT. In this webinar you'll discover typically unnoticed, yet critical points throughout medical device manufacturing ...

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Webinar: Commonly Overlooked Variables that Affect Composite Adhesion

Pierce Geary

Join Dr. Giles Dillingham Tuesday June 4th at 2 p.m. U.S. EDT. In this webinar you'll discover unnoticed yet critical points throughout manufacturing processes involving bonding, ...

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Catch BTG Labs on the Road This Spring

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs is bringing our message of how to guarantee clean surfaces and eradicate adhesion failure directly to you. Whether you are on the coasts, in the Midwest or anywhere in ...

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Webinar: How to Control Non-Obvious Variables in Polymer Surface Preparation

Pierce Geary

Polymer use spans nearly every manufacturing industry, so the troubles with controlling treatment methods in adhesion processes have touched a wide range of companies.

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Dr. Giles Dillingham Speaking at Parts Cleaning 2019

Pierce Geary

April 2-4 we will be exhibiting at the Precision Machining Technology Show and Dr. Giles Dillingham will be presenting at the Parts Cleaning Conference co-located with PMTS. Dr. ...

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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 ...

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See You at IPC APEX in San Diego Next Week

Pierce Geary

Members of the BTG Labs team will be exhibiting at IPC APEX in San Diego January 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center. IPC APEX is one of the largest showcases of electronics ...

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Surface Analyst 2001: The Tool That is Simplifying Adhesion Success

Pierce Geary

The BTG Labs suite of tools, that enable manufacturers and technicians to fully control their adhesion processes, has a new addition. The Surface Analyst 2001 introduces new ...

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We're Exhibiting at Medical Microelectronics Technology Workshop Next Week

Pierce Geary

January 22 and 23 BTG Labs is heading to San Diego, California for the Advanced Packaging of Medical Microelectronics technical workshop hosted by the International ...

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How To Keep Up With the Changing Landscape of Advanced Materials

Pierce Geary

Co-written with Elizabeth Kidd, BTG Labs' Custom Applications Scientist.   There's a logical fallacy akin to a "what's good for one is good for all" mindset that is devastating ...

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Holiday Greetings as the Year End Draws Near

Pierce Geary

The BTG Labs team spent a classy evening reminiscing on the exceptional year we are saying goodbye to.

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The Secret to Effective Polymeric Plasma Treatment is Control

Pierce Geary

Plastics are ubiquitous a material as they come, and there is nary an industry that does not utilize them in an adhesion application; medical device, automotive, aerospace, ...

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NASA and UVA Work with BTG Labs to Co-Author Spectroscopy Journal Article

Pierce Geary

BTG Labs' CEO and Lead Scientist, Dr. Giles Dillingham and Research and Development Chemist, Brooke Campbell recently collaborated with NASA scientists and researchers from the ...

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Reaching Out - Upcoming October Events and Tradeshows

Pierce Geary

Autumnal vibes have landed at BTG Labs and along with football-watching, apple-picking, Halloween costume-planning we have an array of opportunities for you to interact with us ...

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Speaking Engagement at AMI Medical Tubing Conference October 2-3

Pierce Geary

In the diverse and ever-growing world of medical devices, particularly those involving polymeric tubing, it is always crucial, and not always easy, to test and definitively ...

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The Ten Minute Talk that Could Spark Never-Before-Seen Improvements in Your Manufacturing Operation

Hunter Brankamp

10 Minutes to Fix your Manufacturing Operations   What could happen in 10 minutes? Well, if you work to improve a manufacturing operation, you know that means quite a bit...

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Bring your samples, to SAMPE.

Hunter Brankamp

On May 21-24, BTG Labs heads back to Long Beach, CA but this time for the SAMPE 2018 Conference & Exhibition. Recently in Long Beach for AeroDef, one of the aerospace and defense ...

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We're going to AeroDef 2018...........are you?

Hunter Brankamp

At the end of this month, an opportunity that comes only once a year will be coming to the AeroDef Manufacturing Conference, March 26-29 in Huntington, CA.

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BTG Labs CEO, Giles Dillingham, to Speak at Graduate Seminar at University of Cincinnati

Hunter Brankamp

On Friday, February 2nd, current University of Cincinnati materials science & engineering graduate students and faculty will have the opportunity to hear one of their fellow ...

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Happy New Year from BTG Labs

Hunter Brankamp

 Image above: Our President, Tom McLean and founder Giles Dillingham sharing in the joy of this past holiday season.

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Happy Holidays from the BTG Labs Team

Emily Walsh

 The BTG Labs team dressed in their holiday best to celebrate another successful year   During this holiday season, BTG Labs reflects on another great year. In 2017, the team grew ...

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Recap: CAMX 2017

Emily Walsh

Last week, BTG Labs exhibited and presented at the largest composites show and conference: CAMX 2017. Despite a set-back due to Hurricane Irma, causing the date to be rescheduled ...

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Connect with BTG Labs at CAMX 2017

Christian Meininger

BTG Labs will exhibit at CAMX 2017, The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, which will run December 11-14 in Orlando, FL. BTG Labs will host booth N17. Visit our booth for ...

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Deck the Hulls: Preparing Ship Hulls for Coating and Painting

Emily Walsh

Manufacturing a product to withstand the environmental stresses of wind, rain, and sediment is challenging enough. But, when you add saltwater and wave action to the mix, the ...

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Improve You Understanding and Control of Surface Preparation

Emily Walsh

Watch BTG Labs’ latest video and learn how to gain total surface quality control with surface preparation with the push of a button. This video offers a way to better understand ...

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Learn How to Gain Total Surface Quality Control

Emily Walsh

Watch the latest BTG Labs’ video showing the Surface Analyst’s revolutionary method for optimizing critical surface processes in manufacturing. This video demonstrates how the ...

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Watch BTG Labs' Recent Webinar

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs presented yet another successful webinar. Hosted by Composites World, and presented by Dr. Giles Dillingham, “Development and Control of Surface Treatments for Adhesive ...

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BTG Labs Presenting New Paper at ASNT 2017

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs is excited to present a new paper at the ASNT (American Soceity for Nondestructive Testing) Annual Conference 2017. Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee October 30 to ...

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Register for BTG Labs' Upcoming Webinar: "Development and Control of Surface Treatments for Adhesion Bonding of Composites"

Emily Walsh

Join BTG Labs for another webinar presented by Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham. Tune in Tuesday, October 17 at 2 pm ET for this highly anticipated seminar. Hosted by ...

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2017 SAMPE High Desert Chapter Symposium: A Recap with BTG Labs’ West Coast Sales Engineer

Emily Walsh

Last week, SAMPE hosted a one-day technical conference, the High Desert Chapter, to provide an opportunity for composites manufacturers to touch base before the next full length ...

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Read BTG Labs' Most Recent Publication in Converting Quarterly

Emily Walsh

Check out BTG Labs’ recent article published in Converting Quarterly’s Q3 issue. The official publication and technical journal of International Metallizers, Coaters, and ...

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BTG Labs Takes on Vegas

Emily Walsh

Image above: BTG Labs Sales Engineer, Derrick Merrell enjoying a game of Jenga at Pack Expo 2017.   Last week, BTG Labs traveled to Las Vegas for the largest and most ...

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Network and Learn with BTG Labs at AMI’s Polymer Testing & Analysis 2017

Christian Meininger

BTG Labs Lead Sales Engineer Lucas Dillingham will present “What Manufacturers Need to Measure When Controlling Surfaces for Adhesion” at AMI’s Polymer Testing & Analysis 2017 on ...

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Webinar: How to Establish and Monitor Cleaning Processes

Emily Walsh

BTG Lab's recently held another successful webinar. Hosted by Products Finishing and presented by Dr. Giles Dillingham, the webinar emphasized the importance of monitoring ...

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Sitting Down with BTG Labs' President, Tom McLean

Christian Meininger

Tom McLean’s distinctive voice can often be heard throughout the halls of BTG Labs. I sat down with President and Chief Growth Officer of BTG Labs to learn more about the man ...

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BTG Labs will Exhibit and Present at ACCE 2017

Emily Walsh

  Next week, BTG Labs will exhibit and present at SPE ACCE (Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition) the world’s leading automotive ...

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Register for BTG Labs’ Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Products Finishing

Emily Walsh

Join BTG Labs August 29 at 2pm EDT for the webinar “How to Establish Quantitative Control of Cleaning Processes” hosted by Products Finishing, presented by Chief Scientist Dr. ...

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Presenting the BTG Labs Online Shop

Christian Meininger

BTG Labs is pleased to announce the online shop is now live.  You can now easily find and order your Surface Analyst™ accessories. Items include replacement Fluid Cartridges, ...

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Chief Scientist Giles Dillingham Presents at the National Lab in Los Alamos

Emily Walsh

Nestled in the tall pines of the Jemez Mountains lies the Los Alamos National Laboratory. This center of scientific excellence, brings together some of the top minds in the world ...

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Giles Dillingham Reflects on Traveling and Teaching a Short Course at Universidad Nacional in Colombia

Giles Dillingham

Dr. Carlos Barrios, a colleague of mine from 3M St. Paul, asked over dinner at the last meeting of the Adhesion Society if I would like to take part in teaching a week-long course ...

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New Webinar Answers Questions to Surface Cleanliness Challenges in FIPG Applications

Emily Walsh

Thanks to advancements in powertrain manufacturing, sealing processes have improved assembly efficiency. Formed-in-place gaskets (FIPG) are replacing traditional mechanical ...

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Experience BTG Labs' New Webinar on Bonding Thermoplastics

Emily Walsh

Plastics manufacturers are all too familiar with the challenges of bonding thermoplastics. Last week, BTG Labs successfully hosted a webinar with Plastics Technology to discuss ...

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SAMPE Recap: Through the Eyes of a BTG Labs Sales Engineer

Aaron Berding

SAMPE is the “Society of Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering,” and annually they host a conference and exhibit hall where Scientists and Engineers gather to learn ...

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Upcoming Webinar on Overcoming the Challenge of Bonding to Low Energy Thermoplastics

Emily Walsh

Every plastics manufacturer knows that bonding low energy thermoplastics can be challenging. In the upcoming webinar hosted by Plastics Technology, BTG Labs’ Chief Scientist Dr. ...

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Learn about the New and Exciting World of Lightweighting in the Upcoming Webinar

Emily Walsh

In the fast-paced automotive industry, manufacturers are constantly working to engineer stronger and more innovative vehicles. Emissions regulations call for more light weight, ...

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New Paper Presented at ANTEC 2017

Emily Walsh

Last week, BTG Labs exhibited and presented at ANTEC 2017. We were pleased to connect and exchange intelligence with leaders in the plastics industry. Our booth featured the ...

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BTG Labs Presenting at AA&S 2017

Emily Walsh

Top aerospace manufactures recruit state-of-the-art equipment to ensure precision and perfection. One thing the best of the best have in common: the Surface Analyst. BTG Labs ...

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Keeping Your Golf Equipment on Par: Why Top Manufacturers Turn to the Surface Analyst

Emily Walsh

There’s nothing like arriving at the course on a fresh spring morning. The sun is low, casting long shadows across the green mounds, foggy rays bring hints of warmth, a fresh, ...

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Connect with BTG Labs at ANTEC 2017

Emily Walsh

What is known as The Plastics Technology Conference, ANTEC (Annual Technical Conference) 2017 brings together diverse members of the plastics industry from around the world. ...

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Building Smarter with the Surface Analyst

Emily Walsh

Roosevelt University, a liberal arts college in the Loop of downtown Chicago perfectly contrasts antiquated and contemporary architecture. Roosevelt’s first venue, constructed in ...

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BTG Labs to Present New Data at ALAC Conference 2017

Emily Walsh

  BTG Labs will present new data on monitoring laser cleaning with Surface Analyst at ALAC (Advanced Laser Applications Conference) 2017. Taking place in Novi, Michigan from May ...

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New Webinar Emerges from Plasmatreat Open House: The 4 Surface Fundamentals for Successful Bonding in Manufacturing

Emily Walsh

Manufacturers are all too familiar with the challenges of getting a bond to stick and hold. The success of a bond relies on the surface created prior to that bond, so, monitoring ...

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Q&A with Plasmatreat's President and CEO Andy Stecher on the Upcoming Open House and Surface TechDays

Emily Walsh

This week, BTG Labs will travel to Hayward, California to attend Plasmatreat’s Open House and Surface TechDays. As a partner of BTG Labs, Plasmatreat recruits the Surface Analyst ...

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Aerodef 2017 Recap: Through the Eyes of a BTG Labs Sales Engineer

Lucas Dillingham

The Aerodef Manufacturing conference was held last week in Ft. Worth Texas. This event is a smaller regional manufacturing show focusing on aerospace and defense industries. The ...

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BTG Labs to Present at CMH-17

Emily Walsh

This week, BTG Labs will attend the CMH-17 PMC Coordination Meeting in conjunction with ASTM D-30 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The purpose of this gathering is to present and ...

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The Importance of Quantifying Parts Washers: Dr. Giles Dillingham's Presentation for Adhesion Society Meeting 2017

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs' Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham recently presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Adhesion Society. An elected Fellow of the Adhesion Society, Dr. Dillingham has ...

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BTG Labs Interviews Louis Dorworth of Abaris about AeroDef 2017

Emily Walsh

This week, BTG Labs’ Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham will be co-hosting a booth and presenting a 3-hour long workshop with BTG Labs’ valued partner, Louis (Lou) Dorworth, ...

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BTG Labs at AeroDef 2017

Emily Walsh

AeroDef Manufacturing 2017  is the pivotal event for world leaders of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. BTG Labs is excited to exhibit, speak, and teach a course ...

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BTG Labs Speaking at Plasmatreat's Open House

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs excitedly anticipates Plasmatreat's Open House and Surface TechDays. Held March 30 & 31 in Hayward, California. The 2-day event brings together leaders in the industries ...

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The Surface Analyst Featured in SAMPE Journal

Emily Walsh

 BTG Labs is proud to have the Surface Analyst featured on the cover of the January/February issue of SAMPE Journal (Society for the Advancement of Material and Process ...

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Dr. Giles Dillingham to Present at The Adhesion Society 40th Annual Meeting

Emily Walsh

A Meeting of the Adhesion Society Annually, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and students professionally concerned with the science and technology of adhesion, gather for a ...

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2016: A Big Year for BTG Labs

Emily Walsh

The New BTG Labs 2016 was a big year for BTG Labs. The year brought new members and growth, to improvements on the Surface Analyst and a new company look. The BTG Labs team ...

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BTG Labs Celebrates Knowledge

Emily Walsh

Monthly Lunch & Learn As a science based company, BTG Labs emphasizes the importance of continually sharing and gaining knowledge. Once a month, the office gathers together over ...

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Webinar: The Importance of Adhesive Bonds in Composite Manufacturing and Repairs

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs recently hosted another successful webinar through Composites World Magazine. The webinar, presented by BTG Labs' CEO and Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham, entitled ...

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Top 11 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Surface Analyst

Emily Walsh

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

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BTG Labs at Generis American Medical Device Summit 2016

Emily Walsh

The Latest in Medical Device Manufacturing BTG Labs will host a booth at the Generis American Medical Device Summit 2016. The event, taking place at The Westin Lombard Yorktown ...

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BTG Labs Hosting Another Webinar with Composites World Magazine

Emily Walsh

The Importance of Understanding and Controlling the Bond Surface BTG Labs will host their second webinar with Composites World. The webinar, "Understanding and Controlling the ...

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BTG Labs Webinar with Abaris on Measuring Surface Energy of Bonded Composites

Emily Walsh

BTG Labs Collaborates with Abaris to Present Webinar Giles Dillingham of BTG Labs recently  presented a webinar with Louis Dorworth of Abaris. Hosted by Composites World Magazine, ...

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Gage Reproducibility and Repeatability (R&R) of the Surface Analyst™

Emily Walsh

Obtaining Quality and Consistency with the Surface Analyst   BTG Labs' Surface Analyst™ uses a micro-liter of highly purified water to quantifiably measure contact angle. This ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Giles Dillingham's Presentation at the American Chemical Society National Meeting and Expo 2016

Emily Walsh

A Gathering of Chemical Professionals Dr. Giles Dillingham, BTG's CEO and Chief Scientist, will present at the American Chemical Society (AMS) National Meeting and Expo 2016. The ...

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BTG and Vapormatt will Co-Host Booth at CAMX 2016

Emily Walsh

Symbiosis: BTG Labs and Vapormatt BTG Labs looks forward to co-hosting a booth with Vapormatt at The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) 2016. The expo will take place ...

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BTG Labs to Host Booth at AMI Medical Tubing 2016

Emily Walsh

AMI Medical Tubing 2016  BTG Labs will host a booth and present at the Applied Marked Information (AMI) Medical Tubing Conference September 13-14, 2016. The event will take place ...

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CompositesWorld Magazine, BTG Labs & Abaris Hosting Surface Energy and Quality Assurance Webinar

Emily Leporati

Webinar: Measuring Surface Energy in Manufacturing and Repair of Composites to Assure Quality of Bonded Interfaces Thu, Jun 9, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT OVERVIEW This interactive ...

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Dr. Giles Dillingham to Present at SAE Conference on the Evaluation of Surface Contaminants

Emily Leporati

BTG Labs will be attending the SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) AMS Aerospace Organization Coatings Committee (AMS G-8)’s annual meeting May 3-5. Dr. Giles Dillingham and ...

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Evaluation of the Effects of Contaminants on Surface Sensitive Processes

Emily Leporati

BTG Lab's Collaborations This paper, written as part of an ongoing collaboration between BTG, Southwest Research Institute, and Lockheed Martin Skunkworks. Funded by the Defense ...

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Dr. Giles Dillingham Teaching Adhesion Society Short Courses

Emily Leporati

The Adhesion Science & Technology Short Course will be held February 19-20, 2016 at the Westin Riverwalk in San Antonio, TX. Adhesion and Surface Processes Dr. Giles Dillingham, ...

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The Surface Analyst's™ Unique Method of Measuring Water Contact Angle

Emily Leporati

Image above: The Surface Analyst uses Ballistic Deposition to deposit water on diverse surfaces to measure contact angle.   Fluid Deposition Style of Contact Angle Measurements ...

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Meet the BTG Labs Chief Scientist, Giles Dillingham

Alexis Liu

A Deep History in Materials Science President and Chief Scientist of BTG Labs, Dr. Giles Dillingham's fascination by the connections between the invisible (the molecular structure ...

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Contact Angle Measurements on Oxidized Polymer Surfaces Containing Water-Soluble Species

Alexis Liu

When Polymer Surfaces are Not Easily Accessible A recent collaboration between BTG Labs and 3M scientists demonstrates that the Surface Analyst™ can provide receding contact ...

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Welcome to BTG Labs: the Evolution of Brighton Technologies

Alexis Liu

The New BTG Labs Welcome to the new BTGLabs.com, the online home of the Surface Analyst™.  You’ve known us as Brighton Technologies, but like the scientists we are, we’re always ...

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