Adhesion Process, Electronics, Surface Preparation & Treatment

The Best Method of Controlling HMDS Use in Semiconductor Manufacturing

| Decker Horninger and Pierce Geary

Semiconductors are one of the most fascinating areas of electronics manufacturing. The ability to “grow” almost irreducibly small integrated circuit components on silicon wafers has made an...

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Electronics, Medical Device, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Surface Preparation for Reliable Optical Coatings in Photonics Manufacturing

| Pierce Geary

Coatings are an indispensable part of manufacturing photonics. The coatings help determine the most basic functionality of the lenses they are applied to. How much light passes through, what...

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Material Science, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

Ensuring the Durability of Oleophobic Coatings on Consumer Tech

| Pierce Geary

We’re all thinking a lot more about the surfaces we touch and the invisible things that might be on those surfaces. Manufacturers have been thinking about how surfaces interact with our skin and...

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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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Aerospace, Automotive, Cleaning Processes

How to Get a Stronger Weld Through Cleaning

| Pierce Geary

Even though we look around us and see plastic everywhere, in every shape and imaginable application, metals are still a more commonly used raw material in machined products. Metals are the legacy...

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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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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, Consumer Goods, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Control Surface Quality for Bonding Dissimilar Materials

| Pierce Geary

We’ve mentioned many times, in various articles, that bonded material systems are becoming the norm for manufacturers in nearly every industry. In order to make finished products more efficient in...

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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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Cleaning Processes, Surface Preparation, Surface Preparation & Treatment

How to Bond Fiber Reinforced Plastics for Harsh Environments

| Pierce Geary

Many manufacturers have a dual performance concern when their products are out there in the world being used in whatever capacity they were designed for. These parallel interests are: how to...

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Material Science, News & Events, Webinar

Upcoming Summer 2021 Webinars

| Pierce Geary

BTG Labs has several opportunities coming up for you to connect with our Materials Science and Manufacturing experts. Webinars are a great way to learn more about technologies and methods to...

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