Topic: Cleaning Processes
A recent concept in automotive light-weighting is that of the ‘joining of dissimilar materials.’ The purpose is to allow tailoring the materials in a structure so as to ensure that each part of the structure has the optimum mechanical properties and minimum weight. An example would be the bonding...
Posts by Topic
Subscribe to Our Blog
The water break test is a common pass/fail method used to evaluate surfaces for the presence of hydrophobic contaminants, which can be detrimental to the adhesion performance of paint or an adhesive. It is a qualitative means of evaluating surface energy, which is directly related to surface...
Rapid Evaluation of Surface Properties of Medical Tubing for Process Development and Quality Assurance
This paper is a joint creation between Brighton Science and Teleflex Inc., a prominent provider of medical devices such as medical tubing.
Cleanliness in automotive powertrain manufacture is critical for several reasons. Particulates generated in the various casting and machining processes must be effectively removed to prevent both the premature wear of sliding and rotating parts as well as the catastrophic failure of components such...
Composites consisting of polymer matrices reinforced with graphite fibers are attractive materials for structural applications in the aerospace industry because they are light in weight and have a high strength-to-weight ratio.
This paper demonstrates how contact angle is an extremely sensitive and rapid method to check for surface cleanliness and consistency for aircraft repair.
Solvent wiping and sanding procedures can greatly affect the surface energy of a substrate. To investigate the surface energy differences following different preparation procedures of an epoxy/composite laminate, several different surface conditions were created utilizing different cleaning...