Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

The Dangers of Missing Vital Surface Quality Information in Production

| Rose Roberts and Pierce Geary

A major problem for manufacturers is a problem of sensitivity. There is ...
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Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Surface Testing

Verification vs. Validation for Medical Device Product Quality Assurance

| Pierce Geary

Validation and verification are inextricable from product development and process design for the manufacturing of medical devices. To satisfy regulatory standards, ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 2: Why one fluid is all you need for process control in manufacturing

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part two of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion ...
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Adhesion Process, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Single vs Multi-fluid Contact Angle Techniques Part 1: Surface energy and the attractions between substances

| Giles Dillingham and Pierce Geary

This is part one of a two-part series explaining the finer points of BTG Labs’ approach to helping companies build reliability into their cleaning and adhesion ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

Proposed ASTM Standard Will Ease the Pain of Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

An exciting development is taking place to make surface quality and cleanliness inspection technology more available to all manufacturers. We have collaborated with ...
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Material Science, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Demystifying the Greatest Metal Brazing Process Challenges

| Pierce Geary

When thinking about what manufacturing looks like, most people envision sparks flying, metal clanking and fires blazing. This isn’t too far off the mark since ...
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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, Product, Surface Testing

4 Things You Should Know About Monitoring Surface Quality Remotely

| Pierce Geary

The way we work, live, and fundamentally interact with each other inevitably changes over time; sometimes those changes come much more rapidly than we anticipate or ...
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Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

Why Surface Cleanliness is Crucial for Electronic PCBs

| Pierce Geary

Defining “clean” is actually more complicated than it sounds. Cleanliness can be in the eye of the beholder (I mean, we all had a college roommate who swore they ...
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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

The Tools & Skills to Address Adhesion Problems in Production

| Pierce Geary

When adhesion issues become apparent in a manufacturing process, they can seem to come out of nowhere. When coatings on circuit ...
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Adhesion Process, Product, Surface Testing

New Solutions to Address Adhesion Failures in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

In order to create predictable adhesion outcomes in manufacturing, precision is key. When thinking about the success of a bonding, printing, coating, sealing, ...
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