Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Surface Stories: A Golden Bonding Opportunity

| Hunter Brankamp

When most of us think of gold, we think of watches, rings, necklaces and even teeth.

For electronics manufacturer’s, gold is one of the highest quality and most electrically conductive materials...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

New Life for Catheter Manufacturing: Proving Surface Quality to the FDA

| Hunter Brankamp

“We’re manufacturing catheters, but currently we don’t have a reliable way to prove to the FDA that our plasma treatment process is effective and in control”

 

It's no surprise that manufacturing...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Composites, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Surface Stories: It's All a Matter of Grit

| Hunter Brankamp

The quality of a process should be left up to chance.

This is commonly the approach that has been taken by manufacturers when working to control their adhesion preparation processes. However, this...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Product, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

Surface Stories: When “clean” means not so clean

| Hunter Brankamp

When it comes to preparing raw materials for adhesion in manufacturing, optimizing the level of surface preparation is directly related to achieving the highest quality final product.

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

When it comes to low water contact angles, the Surface Analyst “means” business

| Hunter Brankamp

The desktop goniometer is a widely-used and accepted method of obtaining surface energy measurements of materials in the lab setting.

For those unfamiliar, the goniometer uses the “profile-view...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Electronics, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Supplier Product Quality: Common Questions Circuit Board Printers and Manufacturers Ask BTG Labs

| Hunter Brankamp

We get our circuit boards from an international supplier and don't have a clear understanding of what the , so how can we trust they understand our concerns and are objective with their answers?

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Product, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Testing

How manufacturers can slide into FDA validation of their medical tubing

| Hunter Brankamp

 Image above: Medical catheters used with a custom fixture

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Medical Device, Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Customer Journey: Medical Tubing Gets Validated

| Hunter Brankamp

 

How do we obtain FDA validation on our medical tubing when there’s no way to show quality in a measurable and specific way?

A question all too commonly faced in the medical device industry, with...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Product, Composites, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Deck the Hulls: Preparing Ship Hulls for Coating and Painting

| Emily Walsh

Manufacturing a product to withstand the environmental stresses of wind, rain, and sediment is challenging enough. But, when you add saltwater and wave action to the mix, the detrimental threat of...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Film & Flexible Packaging, Surface Treatment, Product, Surface Testing

"We Speak Dyne, Too" Learn How in BTG Labs' New Video

| Emily Walsh

In some industries--including film and flexible packaging--dyne is the primary language. BTG Labs’ Surface Analyst uses water contact angle measurements as a fast easy, objective, and...

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Material Science, News & Events, Adhesion Process, Automotive, Surface Treatment, Product, Composites, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment, Surface Testing

Improve You Understanding and Control of Surface Preparation

| Emily Walsh

Watch BTG Labs’ latest video and learn how to gain total surface quality control with surface preparation with the push of a button. This video offers a way to better understand and optimize...

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