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Correlating Water Contact Angle With Water Break Measurements as an Indicator of Surface Energy

The water break test a common pass/fail method used to evaluate surfaces for the presence of hydrophobic contaminants, which can be detrimental to adhesion of paint or an ...

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Water Contact Angle Correlation to Crosshatch Adhesion Tape Test in Accordance with ASTM D3359-09

Manufacturers are familiar with adhesion challenges when attempting to bond, paint, etch, or coat a substrate. Poorly prepared surfaces can undoubtedly produce problematic ...

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Control of Cleaning Processes to Maximize Sealant Performance

Cleanliness in automotive powertrain manufacture is critical for several reasons. Particulates generated in the various casting and machining processes must be effectively removed ...

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Effect of Grit-Blasting on the Surface Energy of Graphite/Epoxy Composites

Composites consisting of polymer matrices reinforced with graphite fibers are attractive materials for structural applications in the aerospace industry because they are light in ...

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Surface Preparation for Medical Device Manufacturers eBook

Surface preparation is a critical manufacturing process that enables sealing, bonding, painting, coating, printing, and cleaning. By utilizing appropriate surface preparation ...

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Progress in the Reliability of Bonded Composite Structures

This paper reviews recent research progress in the detection of contamination on surfaces for bonded composites.

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Qualification of Surface Processes for Bonded Aircraft Repair

Metals present extremely high energy, reactive surfaces to the environment. When mechanically or chemically cleaned, they rapidly oxidize and adsorb contaminants such as organic ...

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