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:
- The composition of the adhesive
- The application and curing process
- 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.
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.