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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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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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Supplier Quality Assurance for Circuit Board Printing

Supplier quality can be a major concern to an OEM. Questions arise: What specifications pertain to the supplier to ensure reliable products? How can OEMs guarantee the supplier is accurately sending what is needed? What supplier quality checks should OEMs put in place? Communicable...

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Verifying and Monitoring Surface Preparation Processes of Golf Club Manufacturing

Having an efficient surface preparation process is key. But, what do you do when that process no longer produces the desired results? How do you verify the success of your surface preparation process?

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Reevaluating the Assembly Process of Failing Oil Filters

When manufacturers supply products to customers, they want to have the highest confidence in the quality of those products. But, when proper measures aren't accessible or available to guarantee quality, a major need arises.

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Incoming: Validating Supplier Materials for Solar Panel Manufacturing

When manufacturers experience difficulties relating to product quality, it's common to believe the issue to be internal, and this is sometimes the case.

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