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Surface Preparation in Medical Device Manufacturing
In medical device manufacturing there exist critical surface preparation process requirements. This infographic compares the Surface Analyst™ to typical surface preparation methods used in the manufacturing of medical devices. Common methods include dyne ink and water break tests.
BTG Labs offers the Surface Analyst to accurately measure and monitor surface sensitive processes. Consequently, the Surface Analyst produces quantitative results on a highly precise level to assist in the required specification involved in the manufacturing of medical devices.
Adhesive Bonding Repair
The two principle materials used in aircraft manufacturing, metals and polymers, tote particularly reactive surfaces. This leaves them highly susceptible to contamination. As adhesive bonded repairs become more and more popular in the industry, knowing and understanding surface preparation and surface habits becomes crucial.
BTG Labs’ Chief Scientist Dr. Giles Dillingham produced the paper, “Qualification of Surface Preparation Processes for Bonded Aircraft Repair,” to present at an annual SAMPE Conference. This paper discusses the use of adhesive bonding in the field of aircraft manufacturing and the importance of surface monitoring.
As metals and polymers experience exposure to contamination on the manufacturing floor and in the field, it is necessary to know and understand the relationship between contaminants and the surface. The difference between a well cleaned and a poorly cleaned surface may only be a few molecular layers, and may be the determining factor of a successful bond or a weak bond.