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Webinar: Critical Control Points

Hosted by Andy Reeher (Chief Executive Office, Brighton Science), this webinar discusses the concept ofCritical Control Points(CCPs) that are present throughout every manufacturing process. The goal of CCPs is to prevent product failures and enhance overall product quality. This webinar focuses...

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Webinar: Introducing Brighton Process Monitor: A BConnect Feature

In this webinar, learn more about the groundbreaking Brighton Process Monitor feature within our BConnect software suite, meticulously introduced by Andy Reeher, CEO of Brighton Science. This innovative tool is set to redefine the landscape of quality control in manufacturing, moving detection from...

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Webinar: Surfaces Are Key to Product Quality - Applying Water Contact Angle with Brighton Science

Explore groundbreaking applications of digital technologies in surface analysis with the PQCW Team in our latest webinar. Dive into the intricate world of surface cleanliness, measurement methodologies, and cutting-edge tools revolutionizing our understanding of surface treatment. This engaging...

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Webinar: Automated and Reliable Approach to Monitor the Surfaces of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers Prior to Bonding for Successful Adhesion

In this webinar, Lucas Dillingham, Global Applications Director at Brighton Science, discusses the different surface treatments on unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced polyether ether ketone ( PEEK ) composite surfaces, and the importance of achieving the desired adhesion for manufacturing and...

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Webinar: Applying Water Contact Angle: Increasing Manufacturing Excellence Along the Product Lifecycle

Join us in this webinar as Andy Reeher, Chief Executive Officer, and Lucas Dillingham, Global Applications Director, as they discuss the world of water contact angle measurements and discover their versatile applications across the product lifecycle. Learn about the advantages over conventional...

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Webinar Series Part 4: Introducing Surface Intelligence

Part 4: Process Control for Adhesion In the fourth and final episode of Introducing Surface Intelligence, Dr. Giles Dillingham discusses the critical importance of surface preparation and the hidden factors impacting bonded structures. Discover how precise measurements, automation, and vigilant...

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Webinar: Shifting from Dyne Solutions to Contact Angle Measurements

For years, dyne solutions have been the industry standard for measuring surface treatment and cleanliness levels. Despite the known limitations of dyne testing to discriminating users, there has never been a practical alternative... until now. While dyne inks can frequently provide an indication of...

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Webinar Series Part 3: Introducing Surface Intelligence

Part 3: Surface Analysis for Adhesion In the third episode of Introducing Surface Intelligence, Dr. Giles Dillingham discusses the topic of surface analysis for adhesion. Think about what your current manufacturing process is and how surface measurements for design, control, and troubleshooting...

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Webinar Series Part 2: Introducing Surface Intelligence

Part 2: Surface Preparation of Metals and Plastics In this second episode of Introducing Surface Intelligence, Dr. Giles Dillingham discusses the topic of surface preparation when it comes to metals and plastics. Before you watch the webinar, ask yourself this question: "How do I actually analyze...

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Webinar Series Part 1: Introducing Surface Intelligence

Part 1: Surface Energy and the Chemistry of Adhesion Giles Dillingham, Ph.D., Founder & Chief Scientist at Brighton Science, hosts this new series (Introducing Surface Intelligence) which covers all aspects of surface science. In this first episode, Dr. Dillingham covers the basics of Surface...

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2-Part Webinar: Surface Preparation and Bonding with Contact Angle

In this comprehensive session, we delve into the fascinating realm of surface science and its pivotal role in achieving strong and enduring material bonds. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just beginning your journey in materials engineering, this webinar will equip you with valuable...

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Recall Mystery: What Causes Wind Turbines to Wilt Like a Daisy?

Let's paint the following picture: You're driving down a highway in Ohio (bear with us), and you look out the window and see a field coming up. It's not a corn or wheat field; its contents stretch much taller. As you drive closer, you see that the field is populated with hundreds of wind turbines,...

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Webinar: Introducing BConnect

Data and analytics enter—and transform—the invisible world of surface interfaces. Brighton Science introduces BConnect, the world’s first Surface Intelligence platform. Brighton Science, the global leader in Surface Intelligence, is announcing the next-generation solution to help manufacturers...

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Video: Does Surface Roughness Impact Surface Analyst Contact Angle Measurements?

This video demonstrates the Surface Analyst accurately measuring contact angle on materials with rough surfaces.

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Video: Can You Measure Contact Angle on Concave and Convex Surfaces?

This video demonstrates the Surface Analyst measuring contact angle on convex and concave surfaces.

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Webinar: The New Frontier in Cleanliness Inspection - Leveraging Surface Intelligence

Manufacturers today are missing the mark when it comes to their cleaning processes. Either they struggle to get consistent results from their cleaning processes or chemistry, they outsource cleaning to a supplier who fails to control the process, or they do not know that a cleaning specification is...

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Webinar: The New Frontier in Inspection-Surface Intelligence

Manufacturers today struggle with intermittent failures around cleaning, coating, welding and bonding operations. These challenges lead to issues with supply chain robustness, warranty risks, damage to brand image, dissatisfied customers, and frustrated employees.

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Webinar: How to Unlock Breakthrough Performance in Manufacturing Using Surface Intelligence

Manufacturers struggle with intermittent failures around cleaning, coating, welding and bonding operations. These challenges lead to issues with supply chain robustness, warranty risks, damage to brand image, dissatisfied customers and frustrated employees. This webinar will explore advanced...

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Webinar: Top 3 Strategies to Improve Your Adhesive Bonding Operations

In this new webinar, industry experts Wilson Lee (Enercon Industries) and Lucas Dillingham (Brighton Science's Sales Manager) will provide the top 3 strategies industrial manufacturers use to reduce risk, improve quality & gain throughput in their adhesion operations:

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Webinar: The Impact of Surface Preparation on Adhesive Performance

Join us as Douglas Katze, Defense & Space Sr. Market Manager for Henkel and Bill Buschle, former Manager of Applications Development for Brighton Science discuss the impact surface preparation has on adhesive performance and best practices for achieving successful wetting and flow of electronic...

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Webinar: Creating a Digital Thread for Surface Preparation

New high-performance materials and technologies are being implemented for higher strength, lighter weight, improved reliability and lower costs than ever before. These manufacturing techniques require more reliable coating, bonding, and cleaning processes, as well as flexibility to adopt new...

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Webinar: Shortening Development Timelines with Better Adhesion Materials and Technology

Join us for a discussion to learn how engineers who rely on glue and other adhesives for product development need to stay up to date on the emerging chemistry, technology, and application processes that can impact build timelines. In this discussion, you will benefit from dual perspectives of...

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Webinar: Creating a Digital Thread for Surface Preparation of Composites

Manufacturing environments create numerous opportunities for contamination, process variance, and poor performance in surface preparation steps. These risk factors impact bond strength, durability, reliability, and coating success. Knowing what contaminates are threatening composite surfaces and...

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CO2 Cleaning Validated Through Automated Contact Angle Measurement

To optimize your CO2 cleaning process you need a measurement system that is sensitive to the invisible changes occurring on the surface. Automated contact angle measurements through the Surface Analyst XA provide fast, accurate, quantitative validation of your cleaning process so you can be...

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Webinar: Guide to Controlling Non-Obvious Variables Using Predictive Analytics

Many assembly processes involving polymers, such as bonding, coating or printing, are vulnerable to failures. Failures happen due to a lack of control of non-obvious variables which directly affect the outcomes of these processes. Knowing what contaminants threaten polymer adhesion strength and...

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Webinar: Finding the Most Predictive Cleanliness Validation Test for Zero Defect Manufacturing

For an adhesion and cleaning process control method to be truly effective, it must completely fulfill two large criteria. It must have a precise measurement mechanism, and it must be easily scalable throughout the production process. Outmoded testing methods such as dyne solutions, water break...

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Webinar: Maximizing Cleaning System Overall Equipment Efficiency to Increase Throughput and Performance Reliability

Washer system performance is traditionally based on visual appearance of cleaned parts and particulate removal. This is essential for manufacturing parts that will move against each other and endure stress (such as auto transmission components). Particulate removal is the greatest contributor to...

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Webinar: How to Make the Switch with Confidence and Reliability: From Fasteners to Adhesives

Manufacturing companies across nearly all industries have expanded their reliance on adhesive bonding of dissimilar materials for their assemblies. Process automation, light weighting goals, and the incorporation of novel materials have made the need to control adhesion processes extremely urgent.

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Webinar: How Verification of Medical Device Surfaces in Product Development Eases Manufacturing

One of the most cumbersome aspects in medical manufacturing can be crossing the chasm between product development and production. This is where oversight groups can provide necessary checks for the safest and most reliable products. Manufacturers are always looking for ways to make testing in...

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Webinar: Pushing Towards Zero Defects -Ensuring High-Reliability in High-Volume Manufacturing Processes for Bonding and Coating

Ensuring predictable outcomes in a manufacturing process is a critical component of quality assurance. Recent experience with bonding and coating operations across a range of industries has revealed processes that were successfully demonstrated in a materials and process laboratory don’t always...

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Webinar: How to Control Trace Contaminants to Prevent Composite Bond Failure

Manufacturing environments create numerous opportunities for contamination. Knowing what contaminants are threatening composite bond strength and reliability, as well as knowing where they are coming from (such as mold release left on a surface), is crucial to putting process controls in place to...

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Webinar: Guide to Effective Plasma Treatment for High Volume Medical Device Manufacturing

Plasma treatment has been utilized for decades as a means of engineering the surface properties of polymeric materials for purposes such as adhesion. Until recently, plasma treatment has been a batch vacuum process, limiting its broader application. Recent development of atmospheric pressure...

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Eureka Moments: Exposing Improper Abrasion Materials

From Confusion to Eureka! In the video below, part of our Eureka Moments video series, we delve into what happened when a customer who does aircraft repair used standard and completely approved abrasion materials, and yet they got some surprising outcomes when we took a closer look at what was...

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Eureka Moments: Discovering Non-Obvious Silicone Contamination

The factors that have a high impact on the success of adhesion processes are not always what they seem. Over the years, we've discovered that contamination of surfaces that leads to adhesion failure does not always come from the most obvious places.

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Benefits of The Surface Analyst

Rather than simply translating traditional laboratory surface inspection technology, Brighton Science has developed a whole new approach to measuring surface quality. Brighton Science's Surface Analyst technology is built with the needs of the manufacturer in mind: it solves real surface quality...

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Plasma Treatment Station with Automated, Inline Validation - The Surface Analyst XA

Automating the world's most powerful and reliable surface quality inspection technology has opened the doors for exciting collaborations. Our partners at PVA have integrated surface cleanliness measurement via the Surface Analyst XA, before and after using Plasmatreat's atmospheric plasma system,...

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Materials Science Explained using an Oreo Cookie

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Eureka Moments: Making FIPG Failure Free

In this new video series, Brighton Science will share our Eureka Moment stories. A Eureka Moment is any time that a customer is doing testing and they receive a measurement or a number that just doesn't make sense. We call it a Eureka Moment because it is that number that allows us to explore and...

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Webinar: Maximize Adhesion Reliability by Controlling Variables in Surface Cleanliness and Preparation Processes

Preparation of surfaces for adhesion includes processes like solvent or aqueous cleaning, ultrasonic cleaning, and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedback. However, recent experience has revealed that processes that were successfully...

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Webinar: Uncovering Non-Obvious Variables in Surface Preparation Processes for Bonding and Coating of Composites

Surface preparation for aerospace and automotive bonding and coating operations are still largely manual processes which frequently include some combination of solvent wiping and abrasion. These processes can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedbacks.

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Webinar: Uncovering and Controlling Non-obvious Variables in Surface Preparation of Polymers to Maximize Adhesion

Updated April 2023 Preparation of polymers for adhesion includes processes like corona, flame and plasma treatment. These can be very effective if implemented with proper process control feedbacks. However, they don’t always translate into reliable manufacturing processes. Failure analysis has...

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The Surface Analyst XA

For the first time ever, manufacturers have access to an automated surface quality inspection to diagnose the root cause of adhesion failure. The Surface Analyst XA is the only tool for fully automated, totally surface quality control. This inspection is the most reliable way to make absolutely...

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Gain Total Surface Quality Control with the Surface Analyst

Preparing a surface for painting, adhesion, coating, or bonding are common processes that do not get the attention they deserve. Many times, these processes are key to a business and the continued success of a product. Watch the video to learn how the Surface Analyst gives manufacturers the...

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Webinar: How to Develop and Quantitatively Control Plasma Treatment Processes for Polymers

Watch the recorded webinar where Brighton Science's (formerly BTG Labs) Founder and Chief Scientist, Giles Dillingham and Khoren Sahagian of Plasmatreat discuss the basic principles of plasma treatment of polymerics and outline well-defined methodologies for developing, evaluating, and controlling...

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Webinar: Strategies to Control and Optimize Plasma Treatment in Composite Manufacturing

With the recent advent of practical atmospheric pressure plasma treatment systems, pre-treatment of composite materials via plasma to improve the reliability of composite/composite adhesive bonds has been receiving a lot of attention. Understanding the relationship between plasma/material...

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Webinar: Additive Blooming - Origins, Detection, and Control in Polymer Processing

Updated April 2023 Most polymers contain many non-polymeric components intended to stabilize, toughen, color and lubricate the final product. Certain classes of these additives are capable of migrating to the surface. This additive migration can create a surface that has a composition very...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma on Catheters

Watch how the Surface Analyst lets medical manufacturers verify the quality of plasma treatment prior to coating catheters in order to achieve FDA validation.

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Materials Library: Flame Treatment on Polymers

Watch how flame treatment of polymers affects how ready your polymer surface is for additional processing. When it comes to preparing polymers for painting, printing, coating, sealing or bonding, there's an optimal level of treatment, and the Surface Analyst shows how overtreatment can negatively...

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Using the Surface Analyst to Validate Medical Tubing

Are you a medical supply or device manufacturer that has struggled to achieve FDA validation of your products due to medical tubing or otherwise?

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Materials Library: Corona Treatment on Polypropylene Film

Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Composite

Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Aluminum

Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Aluminum

Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Composite

Welcome to the Brighton Science Materials Library series. In this series, we use the Surface Analyst to demonstrate how the surface quality of a material changes based on common surface preparation processes. We also give typical contact angle measurements before and after processing to give a...

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Improve Your Understanding and Control of Surface Preparation

This video uses an FIPG application to demonstrate how you can measure changes in your surface preparation process simply through the push of a button. {% video_player "embed_player" overrideable=False, type='scriptV4', hide_playlist=True, viral_sharing=False, embed_button=False, autoplay=False,...

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Webinar: Development and Control of Surface Treatments for Adhesive Bonding of Composites

Updated April 2023 Successful adhesive bonding requires precise control of the physical and chemical properties of a vanishingly small volume of material: the first few molecular layers that surround the interface.

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Webinar: Quantitative Control of Cleaning Processes

Updated April 2023 Primary Topics:• The Meaning of Surface Cleanliness--Going Beyond Particulates• Quantifying Parts Washing• How to Measure Surface Cleanliness• Establishing Strong Interfaces that are Ready for Successful Adhesion

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Webinar: How to Control the Surface Properties of Thermoplastics to Maximize Adhesion

Updated April 2023 The success of bonding and printing to thermoplastics depends on effective control of a remarkably thin zone on the surface of a polymer.

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Webinar: Guaranteeing Cleaning Success in Manufacturing, Controlling your Surface with the Surface Analyst

Updated April 2023 This webinar delves into the challenges manufacturers face when establishing a bond. The success of printing, painting, sealing, or coating relies on the ability to control the bond surface. Brighton Science's (formerly BTG Labs) Surface Analyst uses contact angle measurements to...

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Webinar: Measuring Surface Energy in Manufacturing and Repair of Composites to Assure Quality of Bonded Interfaces

This interactive tutorial provides a comprehensive look at common industry practices, including typical surface preparation methods for composites and an overview of the basic scientific principles involved in measuring surface energy and how it relates to material performance in manufacturing and...

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Webinar: Understanding and Controlling the Bond Surface in Manufacturing for Reliable Adhesive Bonding of Composites

Updated April 2023 The interactions between a bond surface and an adhesive that determine the strength and reliability of a bonded structure occur in a zone that is perhaps 1 nanometer thick.

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