Through a partnership with Surfx, Northrop Grumman Corporation has set out to develop an intelligent, manual plasma treatment tool. The tool can provide feedback to the operator that the plasma treatment operation is being performed within the prescribed process parameters. The manual application process will provide reduced capital costs and increased versatility over automated approaches. The tool functions, abilities, and matriculation into production will be discussed in detail.
- The difference between mechanical surface preparation and atmospheric plasma activation for improved bonding
- Differentiate between parameters responsible for attaining good bond with respect to atmospheric plasma activation
- Decide how an intelligent atmospheric plasma tool can improve the bonding process in manufacturing while reducing costs and bond variability