Uncovering Non-Obvious Variables in Surface Preparation Processes for Bonding and Coating of Composites
Surface preparation for aerospace and automotive bonding and coating operations are still largely manual processes. These processes are effective if implemented with proper process control feedback. Success in the development laboratory doesn't always translate into reliable manufacturing processes. Root cause analysis has shown that this usually stems directly from a lack of knowledge of all of the variables that can affect the success of a surface preparation process. Variables, when not identified, cannot be measured and controlled.