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 ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation & Treatment

A Summary of Surface Treatment Methods for Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

One of our many mantras at BTG Labs is that all manufacturers who bond, coat, seal, paint and print stand a better chance of fully understanding and controlling ...
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Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Plasma Treatment for Complete and Reliable Cleaning with Richard Burke

| Pierce Geary

At IPC APEX 2020 in San Diego we wanted to explore the ways that electronics ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The 3 Crucial Elements for Good Adhesion in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Excellent adhesion relies on manufacturer’s ability to understand and control three distinct yet interrelated elements. In ...
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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Best Approach to Adhesion Failure Root-Cause Analysis

| Pierce Geary

There are a lot of options available to manufacturers who are trying to prevent product failures caused by imperfect adhesion. Many times the plan of attack is to ...
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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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Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

4 Manufacturing Process Gaps that Create Adhesion Problems

| Pierce Geary

Process gaps emerge in production processes any time manufacturers do not have all the information they need to make decisions that will prevent or solve adhesion ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Secrets to Predicting Adhesion Failures in Production

| Pierce Geary

When adhesion failure becomes apparent in manufacturing processes it can seem to come out of nowhere. Very often, there is no problem until suddenly there is. It ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Why a Surface Quality Inspection Process Ensures Adhesion

| Pierce Geary

Manufacturing processes that involve bonding, coating, sealing, printing, painting, laminating or cleaning need a metric to measure the surface quality of the ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

A Benchmark for Your Production Surface Preparation Process

| Pierce Geary

Certainty. This is the goal of every manufacturing process. Manufacturers need to have total confidence that every aspect of their production process will go ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Expert Guide to Create a Surface Quality Specification

| Pierce Geary

Various industries have different names for ways they change material surfaces during a production process. In medical fields and other industries dealing ...
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