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 reference for each process as it pertains to the material.

This video demonstrates how the Surface Analyst measures the changes on an aluminum surface through treatment using atmospheric plasma, a common surface preparation technology used in many different industries.

The Surface Analyst is used on a daily basis to develop the appropriate amount of plasma treatment needed, verify incoming supplier material, check the treatment has been executed on each part, determine how long the plasma treatment lasts, and monitor the plasma treatment throughout the entire manufacturing process.