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 Articles

Learn what it takes to control your adhesion processes in manufacturing to prevent adhesion failure and ensure surface cleanliness.

Eureka Moments: Exposing Improper Abrasion Materials

At BTG Labs, it's a daily occurrence for us to have a conversation with a customer who, when explaining the reasoning behind using a particular cleaning method or surface preparation material, tells us they use ... Read More

Eureka Moments: Discovering Non-Obvious Silicone Contamination

The factors that have a high impact on the success of adhesion processes are not always what they seem. Over the years we've discovered that contamination of surfaces that leads to adhesion failure does not always ... Read More

Surface Preparation for Primer Coating of Composites in Aerospace Applications

A lot goes into painting an aircraft. This massive, multi-stage process begins long before that final, shiny topcoat you see on the wings and tail is applied. The components are molded, then they’re prepared (which ... 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