Surface Treatment, Composites, Cleaning Processes

3 Things You Need to Know to Create Strong, Reliable Bonds With Laser Cleaning

| Pierce Geary

Manufacturers are always looking to create stronger, more durable, more reliable and, in the automotive and aerospace sectors, lightweight products. In this pursuit they’ve often upgraded and...

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

How to Control Additive Blooming in Polymer Films

| Pierce Geary

We all take the ease of peeling open, and resealing packs of double stuff Oreos for granted. The plastic packaging that maintains the freshness of our favorite snacks and foods has become so...

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Surface Treatment, Medical Device, Thermoplastics

How to Get the Most Out of Your Vacuum Plasma Treatment

| Pierce Geary

Vacuum plasma is the treatment method of record for many manufacturers. Not only because it is a legacy technology proven useful over many, many decades, but because it can be particularly...

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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 their manufacturing process when...

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Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Topcoat to Primer Surface Reliability for Aircraft Painting

| Pierce Geary

Adhesion problems don’t have a preference when it comes to the kind of damage they cause. Whether the end result is structural or cosmetic, headaches for manufacturers abound; although there are...

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Electronics, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Component Connection Failure Root Causes on ENIG PCBs

| Pierce Geary

The field of printed circuit board finishing and bonding methods has been growing and diversifying for decades. The design of PCBs depends heavily on the use and environment of the electronic...

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Aerospace, Surface Treatment, Thermoplastics

Surface Treatment of Thermoplastics for Aerospace Components

| Pierce Geary

The Aerospace and Defense Industry is experiencing a market boom right now. Investments in the aerospace industry are an increasingly significant part of the world economy. Last year, almost $1...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment

How to Get Help Fixing Adhesion Problems in Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

There’s no shame is asking for help. Adhesion problems have a tendency to be persistent and resilient to most solutions, causing frustration and long-term headaches at best, costly rework,...

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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 manipulated. One such manipulation that...

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Material Science, Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment

Why a Production Adhesion Process is Essential to Quality

| Pierce Geary

What manufacturers know about the crucial role a successful adhesion process plays in a high-quality production operation and what manufacturers do about this fact can be widely divergent. Every...

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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 with high-reliability polymers they’ll...

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