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Verifying Plasma Treatment on Medical Tubing Prior to Coating

Medical device manufacturing is a serious business. It’s a business that directly affects a person’s health and well-being. When a product operates so intimately with a human life, there is no room for failures. The final product must be reliable and top-of-the-line to address patients’ needs...

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Optimizing Parts Washer Efficiency for FIPG

In the fast-paced automotive industry, competition is hot and manufacturers work intensively to create more efficient, reliable vehicles. When the race is head to head, there is no room for failures. Finding ways to avoid failures and produce a more reliable vehicle, provides a competitive edge.

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Monitoring the Application of a Barrier Coating on the Inside of Paint Cans

Surface energy measurements have many obvious uses; however, some are not so straight forward. A manufacturer of high quality consumer paint containers who prides itself on meticulousness, desired to refine their existing surface energy measurement processes. The company required a faster and...

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Bonding Composites: Breaking Down the Surface Preparation Process

An innovative spacecraft manufacturer used composite materials for a structural component of their ship. These composite components were manually prepared and bonded together.  The company lacked an accurate, quantifiable, objective and in-line method to monitor the surface treatment process.

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When the Success of a Bond Influences a Life: Prosthetic Attachment

Ensuring a bond will hold is the most important component of adhesion. At times, a successful bond could change a life.

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Window Manufacturers Evolve from Dyne Inks to the Surface Analyst

Verification of surface treatment processes is necessary to ensure a successful product. A window and door manufacturer were using dyne pens to verify their plasma treatment on vinyl prior to bonding. However, the manufacturer was not happy with dyne as it was messy, destructive to the part...

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Determining the Sweet Spot of Flame Treatment in Automotive Interior Parts

In 2014, a large manufacturer of automotive exteriors and interiors encountered a problem consistently adhering paint to their dashboards due to an inappropriate use of their flame treatment.

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