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A Meeting of the Adhesion Society
Annually, scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and students professionally concerned with the science and technology of adhesion, gather for a meeting of the Adhesion Society. Since 1978, this gathering has brought together these great minds to discuss, present, and learn the results of research and the newest findings in the science of adhesion.
BTG Labs’ Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham has been presenting regularly since the late 1980s. In 2006, he was elected Fellow of the Adhesion Society in recognition of his contributions.
This year he will be presenting at the 40th Annual Meeting happening February 26 – March 1 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dr. Dillingham will present on a paper entitled, “Control of Cleaning Processes to Maximize Sealant Performance.”
Controlling the cleaning processes of sealing surfaces in power train components is the key to long life and low warranty percentages in automotive manufacture. One of the final steps in the die-cast and machining process is cleaning. Current commercial washer systems can be quite effective at removal of particulate contaminates. The efficiency of washer systems has traditionally been evaluated using the Millipore Test. This method measures the mass of particulates post washing.
Adhesion and Surface Processes
Dr. Giles Dillingham, President and Chief Scientist of BTG Labs, will be teaching two short courses at the annual meeting of the Adhesion Society in San Antonio, TX on Friday and Saturday, February 19 and 20, 2016.
The courses, titled “Surface Energetics and Adhesion” and “Surface Modification and Surface Analysis,” are comprehensive introductions to the science and technology of adhesive bonding, adhesive chemistry and formulation, and design of adhesively bonded structures. …Read More