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 repair. This presentation will focus on universal methods and techniques used to measure and achieve durable and consistent surface preparation in manufacturing across all industries. Ensuring surface condition and consistency is a vital component for guaranteeing success in sealing, coating, bonding, painting, printing or cleaning.
- Common surface preparation methods and techniques for composite substrates.
- What is surface energy and why is it important to maintain and understand it in manufacturing.
- How to measure surface energy in a manufacturing or repair environment.
- Using surface energy measurements to modify surface energy, determine process optimization, and perform quality assurance.