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How to Measure Contact Angle on Convex and Concave Surfaces

Historically, accurately measuring contact angle on concave and convex surfaces has been a challenge. The typical method used to measure contact angle on these types of surfaces has been with a benchtop goniometer. The challenges arise from the way goniometers measure contact angle—from a...

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Guess the Contact Angle: Aged 'as is' Aluminum

In today’s blog post, we are going to have a bit of fun using video to learn more about contact angles. We will show you a contact angle and will ask you to “guess” the contact angle measurement.  The contact angle featured in this demo is formed by a water droplet deposited on a piece of ‘as is’...

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Harnessing  the Power of Water to Achieve Precise Results

Nature is miraculous. Living entities, be they plants, animals, marine life or humans, can perform an amazing array of complex tasks. As scientists, inventors, and engineers, we take inspiration from any source that provides a good idea.  We marvel at how the archerfish uses water to secure their...

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Surface Analyst vs. Goniometer Measurements

The Study of Goniometer Measurements Contact angle goniometry is the study of the characterization of liquid/solid interactions. The first benchtop goniometer designed at the NRL (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) served as a monumental advance with a way to measure contact angles to measure surface...

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New Solutions to Address Adhesion Failures in Manufacturing

In order to create predictable adhesion outcomes in manufacturing, precision is key. When thinking about the success of a bonding, printing, coating, sealing, painting or cleaning application, manufacturers need a new perspective. Manufacturers need an approach that considers the entire adhesion...

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What is the Best Fast & Accurate Alternative to Dyne Testing?

Dyne solutions have been the most common method of quality checking material surface cleanliness for decades. Their ubiquity and low cost have led them to be heavily relied upon by manufacturers even though they are imprecise, destructive to surfaces and harmful to the user. The science behind...

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Surface Energy Measurement on Food Packaging and Print

Food packaging and print industries often face the obstacle of adhering to low energy substrates such as polypropylene. Measuring the surface’s cleanliness prior to bonding or printing is the key to successful adhesion. The common method for measuring surface cleanliness, or surface energy on these...

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Surface Analyst Technology Replaces the Old Language of Dyne

Smarter Surface Processes For over a decade, manufacturers and suppliers have spoken the language of dyne when dealing with surface preparation and treatment verification. Because the process of dyne analysis requires users to interpret the way the ink spreads on a surface, it is highly subjective,...

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Top 11 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Surface Analyst

1. Does surface roughness affect the measurement? Can you measure on curved parts? Because the Surface Analyst uses patented Ballistic Deposition to deposit liquid drops, the user can easily take measurements on surfaces with varied shapes, orientation, and texture. Read more here. 2. Does...

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Infographic: The Surface Analyst vs. Water Break Tests and Dyne Ink

In manufacturing there exist critical surface preparation process requirements to ensure products are safe and reliable. There are some legacy tests to determine if these requirements are being met and that the cleaning has been sufficient to ensure strong adhesion for coating, bonding, sealing,...

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Gage Reproducibility and Repeatability (R&R) of the Surface Analyst™

Obtaining Quality and Consistency with the Surface Analyst Brighton Science's Surface Analyst™ uses a micro-liter of highly purified water to quantifiably measure contact angle. This objective measurement enables any user to obtain accurate results in either a pass/fail rating or a contact angle...

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The Role of Brighton Science's (formerly BTG Labs) Surface Analyst in the Development of the F-35 Lightning II

With the exciting release and testing of the F-35 Lightning II, Brighton Science swells with pride over its involvement in the development of this remarkable aircraft. The F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office recently released a booklet of Small Business Success Stories to share the involvement...

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5 Primary Uses of the Surface Analyst

The Importance of Surface Cleanliness Brighton Science's Surface Analyst™ is a fast, easy, accurate, nondestructive, handheld device that measures contact angle on real-world surfaces and products. Contact angle measures the level of cleanliness and quality of a material surface. Understanding and...

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The Surface Analyst's™ Unique Method of Measuring Water Contact Angle

Fluid Deposition Style of Contact Angle Measurements Measuring the contact angle of a fluid on a surface provides an accurate reading of surface energy. However, methods of depositing the droplet and measuring the contact angle vary. With this sensitive process, every detail and particularity...

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The Surface Analyst™ Instantly Measures Contact Angle to Determine the Potential Adhesive Strength of Bonds

Handheld Solution for Verifying Surface Cleanliness The Surface Analyst™ is an innovative handheld solution for use in the lab and on the factory floor. It reduces waste, rework, and recalls when poorly prepared substrate surfaces lead to bonding, coating, sealing, painting, or printing failure.

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