Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

What is the Best Surface Quality Inspection for Smart Manufacturing?

| Pierce Geary

Manufacturing processes can, on the surface, appear to be an amorphous web of convoluted conveyors and machinating machinery. But taking a closer look through the eyes of a quality engineer...

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Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment

What Medical Device Manufacturers Need From Surface Cleanliness Testing

| Pierce Geary

Quality tests during medical device production need to check a lot of boxes for manufacturers. Testing must increase confidence in product reliability in order to be worthwhile to manufacturers....

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Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Preparation & Treatment

A Great Idea to Help Save the Aerospace Industry

| Pierce Geary

2020 is a year that will live in infamy for many industries. We haven't even seen the full effect of Covid-19 on economies, which inserts a heap of uncertainty into decision making for...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Everything Breaks: What Reliability Means for Adhesively Bonded Products

| Pierce Geary

The seemingly easy and obvious answer to the question posed in the title is: reliability means no failures whatsoever forever and ever, amen.

Sadly, it’s not quite so simple.

For manufacturing...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Where to Look to Achieve Operational Visibility in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Enterprise manufacturing operations are made up of interlocking, overlapping and critically interdependent processes. Each process in this symbiotic web consists of a series of steps that are only...

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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Effective Strategies for Efficient and Reliable Manufacturing That Can’t Wait

| Pierce Geary

The sea change of 2020 has accelerated many shifts that were taking place within manufacturing over the past decade. We are either kicking down the door or being unwittingly swept over the...

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Adhesion Process, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Process Control Innovations for Card Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

We’ve all experienced the disappointing (and kinda embarrassing) moment when we’re at a register trying to buy armfuls of tortilla chips and salsa and the point of sale card reader screams out...

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Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Method of Controlling HMDS Use in Semiconductor Manufacturing

| Decker Horninger and Pierce Geary

Semiconductors are one of the most fascinating areas of electronics manufacturing. The ability to “grow” almost irreducibly small integrated circuit components on silicon wafers has made an...

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Electronics, Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Surface Preparation for Reliable Optical Coatings in Photonics Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Coatings are an indispensable part of manufacturing photonics. The coatings help determine the most basic functionality of the lenses they are applied to. How much light passes through, what...

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Material Science, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Ensuring the Durability of Oleophobic Coatings on Consumer Tech

| Pierce Geary

We’re all thinking a lot more about the surfaces we touch and the invisible things that might be on those surfaces. Manufacturers have been thinking about how surfaces interact with our skin and...

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Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

How to Know if Hydrophilic Coatings on Medical Devices Provide the Necessary Comfort for Patients

| Pierce Geary

Comfort is more than just a nice thing to hope for when it comes to medical devices like tubing, catheters and stents that are implanted into the human body. Comfort, in this instance, is...

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