Top aerospace manufactures recruit state-of-the-art equipment to ensure precision and perfection. One thing the best of the best have in common: the Surface Analyst. BTG Labs first engineered the Surface Analyst through an SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) grant to collaborate with the USAF (United States Air Force). Born out of necessity, the instrument was engineered to verify a surface’s readiness to adhesively bond fasteners.

Today, the Surface Analyst is written into Lockheed Martin specifications for fighter jet manufacturing; it played a major role in the development of the F-35; and its expertise is trusted on all factory floors of top aerospace manufacturers.

While the Surface Analyst use has spilled outside of the aerospace box, BTG Labs remains closely tied in the aerospace industry and that is why you will find us at AA&S 2017. Taking place May 22-25 in Phoenix, Arizona, The Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference attracts leaders of the aerospace industry from around the world.

BTG Labs Lead Sales Engineer Lucas Dillingham will present as part of the Repairs Section. His presentation, “Inspection Techniques for Verifying Surface Preparation Processes in Bonded Aircraft Manufacturing and Repair,” will delve into the uses of the Surface Analyst in bonded aircraft repair. The presentation dissects data collected by BTG Labs and shows how the repair process is significantly optimized by water contact angle measurements. Attend the presentation at 3:30 on May 23.

We hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for a webinar of Lucas’s presentation in Technical Resources.