Question: We presently print and read data matrix codes on several parts that we manufacture. If the codes are readable, can we assume they will pass verification? Which verification standard do you suggest?
Operator journals are a good idea. An operator journal can be as simple as a notebook that is kept in the immediate vicinity of each machine for individual operators to make notes (and sketches) for each other, or it could be an invitation-only group page on a social networking site like Facebook. Continue reading
Question: We are marking large alphanumeric characters (1” height and 1/8” stroke width) using an Nd:YAG laser. The marking time is 45 seconds. Can you suggest ways to reduce the cycle time?
Most polymer clichés require two exposures and a post-exposure/drying step. Continue reading
Question: We’re having bonding problems on polypropylene, even when using corona pretreatment. The problem comes and goes, how can we find a solution?
Question: Our company uses corona discharge/air-plasma pretreatments before bonding to polyolefins. The product surface is textured with remote separation areas, so dyne testing is very difficult. Is there a way to test inline production without using hazardous dyne solutions? Continue reading
My last blog was about Things I Know That I Know. I promised to write one on Things That I Know That I Don’t Know, so here it is. Continue reading
Tau-tol-o-gy. n. 1. needless repetition of an idea, statement or word. 2: a tautologous statement. Continue reading
I frequently encounter a misconception regarding RF Cold Gas Plasma Treatment. Technicians raise pressure to improve pretreatment results, wherein lower pressure is actually more likely to improve results per the laws of quantum physics. Continue reading