Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation

History of Cleaning for Ideal Electronics Manufacturing with Mike Konrad

| Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we got the chance to sit down and chat with Mike Konrad, from
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Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Topcoat to Primer Surface Reliability for Aircraft Painting

| Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems don’t have a preference when it comes to the kind of damage they cause. Whether the end result is structural or cosmetic, headaches for ...
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Electronics, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Component Connection Failure Root Causes on ENIG PCBs

| Pierce Geary

The field of printed circuit board finishing and bonding methods has been growing ...
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Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Preparation

Eureka Moments: Exposing Improper Abrasion Materials

| Lydia Supinger

At BTG Labs, it's a daily occurrence for us to have a conversation with a customer who, when explaining the reasoning behind using a particular cleaning method or ...
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Aerospace, Composites, Surface Preparation

Surface Preparation for Primer Coating of Composites in Aerospace Applications

| Pierce Geary

A lot goes into painting an aircraft. This massive, multi-stage process begins long before that final, shiny topcoat you see on the wings and tail is applied. The ...
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Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation

Conformal Coating Failure Caused by Poor Surface Cleanliness

| Pierce Geary

Electronic components consist of many exposed and delicate pieces that leave them vulnerable.  A lot is relying on these fragile parts to function without ...
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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation

Is Roughness as Important as Surface Cleanliness to Adhesion?

| Pierce Geary

When the subject of material surfaces comes up among manufacturing engineers the discussion usually centers on the physical attributes of that surface; the surface ...
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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 ...
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Material Science, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation

How to Ensure a Manufacturing Surface is Clean Enough for Adhesion

| Pierce Geary

Cleanliness and adhesion go hand-in-hand. If you’re looking for an adhesion process to be successful then you are also absolutely interested in cleaning the ...
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Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Know if a Manufacturing Surface is Treated or Untreated

| Pierce Geary

In order to ensure successful bonding, coating, printing, painting, laminating or meet cleanliness standards in manufacturing, material surfaces must be ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation

TickTock: Impact of Time on Surface Preparation in Production

| Pierce Geary

There are numerous obstacles to maintaining a material surface that is clean and fully prepared for adhesion in a manufacturing process. But there is one element ...
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