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Guide to Creating a Digital Thread for Surface Preparation of Composites

Manufacturing environments create numerous opportunities for contamination, process variance, and poor performance in surface preparation steps. These risk factors impact bond ...

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CO2 Cleaning Validated Through Automated Contact Angle Measurement

To optimize your CO2 cleaning process you need a measurement system that is sensitive to the invisible changes occurring on the surface. Automated contact angle measurements ...

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Webinar: Guide to Controlling Non-Obvious Variables Using Predictive Analytics

Many assembly processes involving polymers, such as bonding, coating or printing, are vulnerable to failures. Failures happen due to a lack of control of non-obvious variables ...

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Webinar: Finding the Most Predictive Cleanliness Validation Test for Zero Defect Manufacturing

For an adhesion and cleaning process control method to be truly effective it must completely fulfill two large criteria. It must have a precise measurement mechanism and it must ...

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Process Analytics for Zero Defect Manufacturing

Process Analytics allows manufacturers to scale material surface measurements that provide statistical process control to the factory floor. Process Analytics is a data collection ...

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Maximizing Cleaning System Overall Equipment Efficiency to Increase Throughput and Performance Reliability

Washer system performance is traditionally based on visual appearance of cleaned parts and particulate removal. This is essential for manufacturing parts that will move against ...

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Webinar: How to Make the Switch with Confidence and Reliability - From Fasteners to Adhesives

Manufacturing companies across nearly all industries have expanded their reliance on adhesive bonding of dissimilar materials for their assemblies. Process automation, light ...

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Webinar: How Verification of Medical Device Surfaces in Product Development Eases Manufacturing

One of the most cumbersome aspects in medical manufacturing can be crossing the chasm between product development and production. This is where oversight groups can make progress ...

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Webinar: Pushing Towards Zero Defects -Ensuring High-Reliability in High-Volume Manufacturing Processes for Bonding and Coating

Ensuring predictable outcomes in a manufacturing process is a critical component of quality assurance. Recent experience with bonding and coating operations across a range of ...

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Webinar: How to Control Trace Contaminants to Prevent Composite Bond Failure

Manufacturing environments create numerous opportunities for contamination. Knowing what contaminants are threatening composite bond strength and reliability, as well as knowing ...

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Custom Feet for the Surface Analyst 3001

When you need a device that can adapt to any environment, the Surface Analyst 3001 fits all of your needs with its custom, attachable inspection feet. The precisely tailored ...

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Webinar: Guide to Effective Plasma Treatment for High Volume Manufacturing

Plasma treatment has been utilized for decades as a means of engineering the surface properties of polymeric materials for purposes such as adhesion. Until recently, plasma ...

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Eureka Moments: Exposing Improper Abrasion Materials

From Confusion to Eureka! In the video below, part of our Eureka Moments video series, we delve into what happened when a customer who does aircraft repair used standard and ...

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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 ...

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Benefits of The Surface Analyst

Rather than simply translating traditional laboratory surface inspection technology, BTG Labs has developed a whole new approach to measuring surface quality. BTG Labs’ Surface ...

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Science Lecture Series: Mike Savina, Ph.D. Discusses What We Can Learn by Studying Stardust

Mike Savina, Ph.D. from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, joined us to discuss recent revelations made possible by studying stardust.

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Plasma Treatment Station with Automated, Inline Validation - The Surface Analyst XA

Automating the world's most powerful and reliable surface quality inspection technology has opened the doors for exciting collaborations. Our partners at PVA have integrated ...

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Eureka Moments: Making FIPG Failure Free

In this new video series, BTG Labs will share our Eureka Moment stories. A Eureka Moment is any time that a customer is doing testing and they receive a measurement or a number ...

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The Surface Analyst 2001

The Surface Analyst 2001 is BTG Lab's entry level surface inspection device that allows manufacturers to quantify the quality of critical surfaces for bonding, coating, painting, ...

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Webinar: Maximize Adhesion Reliability by Controlling Variables in Surface Cleanliness and Preparation Processes

Preparation of surfaces for adhesion includes processes like solvent or aqueous cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with ...

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Webinar: Uncovering Non-obvious Variables in Surface Preparation Processes for Bonding and Coating of Composites

Surface preparation for aerospace and automotive bonding and coating operations are still largely manual processes which frequently include some combination of solvent wiping and ...

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Webinar: Uncovering and Controlling  Non-obvious Variables in Surface Preparation of Polymers to Maximize Reliability of Adhesions

Preparation of polymers for adhesion includes processes like corona, flame and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedbacks.  ...

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The Surface Analyst XA

For the first time ever, manufacturers have access to an automated surface quality inspection to diagnose the root cause of adhesion failure. The Surface Analyst XA is the only ...

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Gain Total Surface Quality Control with the Surface Analyst

Preparing a surface for painting, adhesion, coating, or bonding are common processes that do not get the attention they deserve. Many times, these processes are key to a business ...

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Webinar: How to Develop and Quantitatively Control Plasma Treatment Processes for Polymers

Listen to Giles Dillingham of BTG Labs and Khoren Sahagian of Plasmatreat discuss the basic principles of plasma treatment of polymerics and outline well-defined methodologies for ...

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Webinar: Strategies to Control and Optimize Plasma Treatment in Composite Manufacturing

With the recent advent of practical atmospheric pressure plasma treatment systems, pre-treatment of composite materials via plasma to improve the reliability of ...

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Webinar: Additive Blooming - Origins, Detection, and Control in Polymer Processing

Most polymers contain many non-polymeric components intended to stabilize, toughen, color and lubricate the final product. Certain classes of these additives are capable of ...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma on Catheters

Watch how the Surface Analyst lets medical manufacturers verify the quality of plasma treatment prior to coating catheters in order to achieve FDA validation.

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Materials Library: Flame Treatment on Polymers

Watch how flame treatment of polymers affects how ready your polymer surface is for additional processing. When it comes to preparing polymers for painting, printing, coating, ...

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Using the Surface Analyst to Validate Medical Tubing

Are you a medical supply or device manufacturer that has struggled to achieve FDA validation of your products due to medical tubing or otherwise?

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Materials Library: Corona Treatment on Polypropylene Film

Welcome to the BTG Labs Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface ...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Composite

Welcome to the BTG Labs Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface ...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Aluminum

Welcome to the BTG Labs Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface ...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Aluminum

Welcome to the BTG Labs Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface ...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Composite

Welcome to the BTG Labs Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface ...

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The Surface Analyst Speaks Dyne Too

The Surface Analyst is a fast, easy, accurate, and non-destructive alternative for dyne inks. The Surface Analyst features a 'Dyne Mode' for manufacturers who already have an ...

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Improve Your Understanding and Control of Surface Preparation

This video uses an FIPG application to demonstrate how you can measure changes in your surface preparation process simply through the push of a button.

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Webinar: Development and Control of Surface Treatments for Adhesive Bonding of Composites

Successful adhesive bonding requires precise control of the physical and chemical properties of a vanishingly small volume of material: the first few molecular layers that ...

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Webinar: Quantitative Control of Cleaning Processes

Primary Topics: • The Meaning of Surface Cleanliness--Going Beyond Particulates. • Quantifying Parts Washing • How to Measure Surface Cleanliness • Establishing Strong Interfaces ...

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Webinar: Guaranteeing Cleaning Success in Manufacturing, Controlling your Surface with the Surface Analyst

This webinar delves into the challenges manufacturers face when establishing a bond. The success of  printing, painting, sealing, or coating relies on the ability to control the ...

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BTG Labs Surface Analyst™ and F-35 Program

In the early 2000s, the U.S. Air Force recruited BTG Labs to aid in the development of bonding technologies for composite materials to replace heavier aluminum and titanium in ...

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Webinar: Measuring Surface Energy in Manufacturing and Repair of Composites to Assure Quality of Bonded Interfaces

This interactive tutorial provides a comprehensive look at common industry practices, including typical surface preparation methods for composites and an overview of the basic ...

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Webinar: Understanding and Controlling the Bond Surface in Manufacturing for Reliable Adhesive Bonding of Composites

The interactions between a bond surface and an adhesive that determine the strength and reliability of a bonded structure occur in a zone that is perhaps 1 nanometer thick.

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