Solve Complex Adhesion Problems in Aerospace Manufacturing

Born from the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, the Surface Analyst first spread its wings in the aerospace industry. With 25 years of experience solving the most complex adhesion problems, we’re showing the world’s top companies just how simple it is to bring total surface quality control to the manufacturing floor to build reliable aircraft.

Common Aerospace Applications

  • Replace water break testing
  • Guarantee adhesion of bonded fasteners, studs & brackets
  • Validate coatings on aircraft electronics and cabling
  • Achieve optimal surface preparation in composite and metal bonding and repair
  • Develop surface cleanliness specifications for painting and priming
  • Quantify the exact amount of abrasion required for successful structural bonds
  • Establish a quantifiable surface specification for materials from suppliers
  • Continually monitor manual surface preparation processes like solvent cleaning
  • Understand the effects of aging and storage on material quality
  • Detect peel ply on composite surfaces

Aerospace Case Studies

Learn about how businesses have used Surface Analyst products to improve their manufacturing process, reduced failures and improved profitability.

Bonding Composites: Breaking Down the Surface Preparation Process

An innovative spacecraft manufacturer used composite materials for a structural component of their ship. These composite components were manually prepared and bonded together.  The company lacked an accurate, ... Read More

Verifying Multi-Step Surface Preparation Processes in Aircraft Assembly and Repair

The surface preparation processes used to assemble or repair an aircraft include multiple steps to achieve a final bond. For a strong, safe, and effective bond, all steps in the process must be consistent and ... Read More

Our Aerospace Customers

Some of the most successful brands in the world choose BTG Labs to partner with for their critical surface applications. Every day, companies trust the Surface Analyst to validate their surface quality because they know they can trust their results will be fast, easy, accurate and non-destructive. We strive to continue relationships with innovative, creative and successful companies.

LockHeed Martin