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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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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: 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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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 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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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: 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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