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Surface Science for Reliable Manufacturing

The first two molecular layers of a material surface hold information about the quality of your current adhesion process, but these layers can’t be seen. So how do manufacturers begin to approach the problem of surface quality control?

The 3 Requirements for Effective Adhesion

Properly diagnosing your adhesion issue begins by understanding what is required for successful adhesion. It all comes down to controlling three things:

  1. The composition of the adhesive
  2. The application and curing process
  3. The quality of the bond surface

The quality of the bond surface is the least understood and managed in manufacturing. Without control, surface quality varies greatly, creating unexpected adhesion failures. Understanding the science behind reliable bonds ensures reliable results.

Checklist:

Adhesion Failure Root-Cause Analysis for Manufacturers

A Fast, Easy, Accurate & Non-destructive Surface Quality Inspection

The Surface Analyst technology uses patented Ballistic Deposition™ to deposit a drop of water onto a surface. After the drop is deposited, this innovative method uses a top-down view to take a highly precise image of the drop to measure the contact angle.

This contact angle provides an immediate, quantitative measure of the state of the surface. It is sensitive to less than a single molecular layer of contamination.

By constructing a drop of highly purified water in this unique manner and measuring the drop top down, the Surface Analyst is able to take measurements on various surfaces—non-planar, textured, non-horizontal—without threat to the user or damage to the material.

See the Science in Action

Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma on Catheters

Materials Library: Flame Treatment on Polymers

Read About Our Innovations

How Many Measurements Are Enough to Make Quality Decisions?

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Single Fluid Contact Angle Measurements Make Process Control Easier

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Utilizing Water Contact Angle Measurements to Predict Surface Preparedness for Dye Penetrant Application

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A Day in the Surface Lab

Experience a day spent in our Surface Lab alongside our Surface Process Experts. Brighton Science will host your technical teams at the Brighton Science headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Gain surface science knowledge, receive a consultation on your businesses’ materials system, preparation operations and bonding processes.

Brighton Science is
the global leader
in surface intelligence.

Tell us your goals or challenges and we can advise you on specific solutions you can put to work immediately or build into your optimization processes.

What could this mean for you?

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