Title: RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SURFACE TREATMENT PROCESSES
Abstract: This presentation discusses the use of rapid contact angle measurements to screen surface preparation methods for adhesive bonding processes along with the transition of these measurements into the manufacturing environment to ensure long-term control. Along with a brief review of the basic principles of these measurements will be presented examples of the successful application of this methodology in several areas: laser surface preparation, peel ply and plasma surface treatment for primary bonding of structural composites, and secondary bonding of dissimilar materials in aircraft repair.
Authors: R. Giles Dillingham
Conference: CAMX 2017 –Orlando