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.

A Great Idea to Help Save the Aerospace Industry

2020 is a year that will live in infamy for many industries. We haven't even seen the full effect of Covid-19 on economies, which inserts a heap of uncertainty into decision making for manufacturers. But one thing is for sure: we're not going to...

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How to Get a Stronger Weld Through Cleaning

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 material of choice due to their strength and...

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Topcoat to Primer Surface Reliability for Aircraft Painting

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 times where the issue doesn’t have to do with...

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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.

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