Consumer Goods, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes

Maintaining Consistent Adhesion Quality for Shoe Manufacturers even with Material Changes

| Pierce Geary

There are a lot of reasons why sneakerheads love the shoes they covet. Athletic shoes have become one of the most sought after clothing items due to their aesthetic appeal but also because of the...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Surface Preparation

Reduce Field Repairs Through Zero Defect Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Quality control isn’t about preventing just the most egregious failure possibilities. It’s about setting high standards so that products are reliable for years. Control of quality standards for...

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Surface Treatment, Medical Device, Surface Testing

How to Reduce Medical Device Surface Testing Time and Subjectivity

| Pierce Geary

Time is always of the essence for medical device manufacturers. When a medical breakthrough needs to make it to market there is no time to waste. There is also no margin for error.

Medical device...

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Adhesion Process, Surface Treatment, Cleaning Processes

How to Achieve Zero Defect Manufacturing: The Promise of Industry 4.0

| Pierce Geary

It’s a common fallacy to assume we have a handle on the future based on past or present circumstances. If 2020 has collectively taught us anything, the bright shiny lesson is likely that we should...

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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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