Adhesion Process, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Testing

Using Data to Improve Ink Adhesion to Polymer Film

| Pierce Geary

One of the most frustrating aspects of experiencing a problem in manufacturing isn't necessarily the issue itself, but rather, it's the difficulty of accurately determining and communicating what...

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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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Adhesion Process, Surface Testing

COVID-19 Makes Remote Quality Monitoring Crucial for Manufacturers

| Pierce Geary

Since COVID-19 has reshaped the economic landscape for the foreseeable future and there are many questions about how to safely and effectively respond to it, now is a good time for manufacturers...

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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 a rampant lack of sensitivity to material surfaces for companies across every manufacturing industry. Granted, it’s not easy...

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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, reduce risk, create efficiencies...

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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 processes through consultation and...

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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 processes through consultation and...

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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 ASTM International and other...

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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 metals have been used for bonding...

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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 everyone from aerospace and...

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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 hope to see. Even at the best...

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