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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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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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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Composite

Welcome to the BTG Labs 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 general...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Aluminum

Welcome to the BTG Labs 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 general...

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Materials Library: Atmospheric Plasma Treatment on Aluminum

Welcome to the BTG Labs 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 general...

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Materials Library: IPA Wipe & Sandpaper Abrasion on Composite

Welcome to the BTG Labs 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 general...

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

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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Brighton Science's (formerly BTG Labs) Surface Analyst™ and F-35 Program

In the early 2000s, the U.S. Air Force recruited Brighton Science to aid in the development of bonding technologies for composite materials to replace heavier aluminum and titanium in aircraft manufacturing. Carbon fiber composites provide lighter, stronger options for aircraft materials. But, 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

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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