Plasma’s Role in Engine Production

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Plasma nozzles mounted on robots accurately follow the complex contours of an engine’s cover and aluminum oil pan, where a small leak could lead to engine failure or cause nasty soiling into the environment. GM engineers used the technology to prevent failures in the innovative 2016 Chevrolet Camaro 3.6- liter V6 engine. The engine is designed with strong, lightweight materials and is 390 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Designers use materials like an A319 aluminum alloy block for the engine and a cast-aluminum integral oil pan design, and these lightweight materials frequently present technical challenges such as getting adhesives and sealants to adhere strongly to them, which is when Openair Plasma technology came in to assist. Find out more about plasma’s role in engine production on “How It’s Made-Dream Cars: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro” here: We are thrilled to have Plasmatreat join us at the American Automotive Summit next week! Plasmatreat will be showcasing its Openair Plasma technology that cleans and activates critical engine surfaces prior to applying a room temperature vulcanization (RTV) sealant. Plasmatreat’s PlasmaPlus® process is also being used to prevent engine corrosion by applying a protective coating by introducing a precursor to the plasma.

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Video: Plasma Surface Treatment for Better and Lower Cost Cleaning & Bonding

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Active microfluidic devices, sensors and implantable devices often require a specific binding property or binding capacity in order to change reactions with an environment or biological fluid  The most common systems utilize specific functional groups such as amine, hydroxyl, or carboxyl for conjugation to protein, molecule, integrin, or adhesive component.  Gas plasma begins by removing organic surface contaminants by reducing them to volatile compounds.  The nascent surface is subsequently reacted to process specific plasma chemistry. Plasmatreat’s advanced plasma chambers, low pressure/batch or atmospheric pressure/inline are versatile tools that are capable of designing controlled interfaces on a variety of materials.  This includes streamlining approaches where conventional multi-step wet chemistries are employed.  Plasma gives the design engineer the freedom to separate mechanical, optical, and fabrication techniques from the surface requirements.  Freedom of choice usually results in significant cost savings.  With plasma surface treatment, the choices and capabilities are expansive.  Plasma surface treatment is not one process, but an entire chemistry toolbox. Check out the Video below!

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Enabling the Use of Engineered Plastics in Medical Device Manufacturing

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Plasma is a versatile tool that is capable of designing controlled interfaces on a variety of materials used in medical device manufacturing. This includes replacing conventional multistep wet chemistries. Plasma gives the medical device designer freedom to separate mechanical, optical, and fabrication techniques from the surface requirements that often require compromises in cost and performance. Check out the PlasmaTreat whitepaper below for insights on enabling the use of engineered plastics in medical device manufacturing.

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