Archive | Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing

3D

How to: Clean 3D Printed Parts

Q. We need to clean 3D printed plastic parts made of methacrylate. We need to make sure it’s safe for the plastic, but also ensures all crevices are residue free for critically clean parts.

A. Particulates and other residue, including environmental residues, can be effectively cleaned using a….

Read the full story

Posted in Aerospace, Biotechnology, Electronic, Healthcare, Liquinox, Manual Lab Cleaning, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Ultrasonic0 Comments

Bathocard

9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD

Q. Did you know there are nine different factors that determine successful cleaning? A. “BATHOCARD” a phrase coined by Alconox technical team.

Read the full story

Posted in Biotechnology, Cosmetic, Detergents, Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Industry, Laboratory, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, PhotovoltaicComments Off on 9 Steps to Successful Critical Cleaning: BATHOCARD

Ultrasonic Cleaner for Parts and Towels

Q. I’m looking for a cleaning solution to use in our industrial ultrasonic cleaner that is similar to the old style competitor detergent. We use it occasionally for general cleaning, removal of machining oils, cleaning for high vacuum use, and to lightly etch the oxides off of copper.   Would you recommend Alconox or Liquinox detergent?  How long would a pre-mix of the formulations last before degrading?  Could we also use this for washing microfiber towels and foam sponges that have various waxes, polymer sealants and oils on them?

Read the full story

Posted in Alconox, Liquinox, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Uncategorized2 Comments

Keylajet

High Alkaline Detergent on Steel?

Q. Are there ways to remove oxidation on stainless steel without acidic detergents?  We are looking to simplify our process and avoid low pH. A. While citric acid based oxidation removal and passivation is our preferred method due to its safety profile, there are ways to remove oxidation from steel with alkaline detergents.

Read the full story

Posted in Keylajet, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing0 Comments

Cleaning for Powder Coating

Q. Can Alconox assist with pre-powder coat cleaning?
A. Yes! To get the best powder coating results, you will need a residue free surface. The detergent you use will depend on the material being coated. The reduction in surface oxides greatly helps with adhesion. The surface is made more receptive to accepting the coating.

Read the full story

Posted in Citrajet, Keylajet, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing0 Comments

How To Clean Carbide

Q:I was wondering if you have a product that I can use in an ultrasonic cleaner to clean tungsten carbide that would not leach out cobalt? That also can be disposed of down a drain?

A: Tungsten carbide (WC) cleaning comes with some inherent issues, and the cleaning cycle that accompanies it will depend entirely on the feed stock (components to be cleaned) that the process comes from. This is where Alconox, Inc., as the critical cleaning experts, excel from our experience and vast pool of applications to draw upon.

Read the full story

Posted in Alconox, Citranox, Detonox, Keylajet, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing1 Comment

Visit Us at FABTECH in Atlanta

Visit Alconox, Inc. at FABTECH 2018, November 6-8, in Atlanta at the Georgia World Conference Center. Stop by booth #B4916 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents remove an array of soils while leaving no interfering residues in applications for precision manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, electronics manufacturing, photovoltaic manufacturing and more.

Read the full story

Posted in Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, News0 Comments

Reducing Foam in Ultrasonic Cleaning

How do we go about reducing foam suds in our 1% Liquinox ultrasonic bath? We have 3 ultrasonic tanks in our series process. Bath 1 has the 1% solution. Bath 2 and 3 are a rinsing cascade system with RO water only. The foam is building up in tank 1 and then transfers to tank 2.

Read the full story

Posted in Liquinox, Manual Lab Cleaning, Medical Device, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, Ultrasonic0 Comments

Alconox, Inc. at IMTS 2018

Visit Alconox, Inc. at IMTS, at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 10-15, 2018.  Stop by East Building, Level 2, Booth #121340 to receive our unique gifts, expert technical support for your critical cleaning applications, and detergent samples.

Our critical cleaning detergents are excellent in meeting the varying needs of the precision machining industry.  Whether it’s ultrasonic cleaning of parts and tools, stainless steel passivation, aerospace manufacturing, or unclogging abrasive media in grinding or waterjet machining, we’ve got you covered. 

Read the full story

Posted in Aerospace, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing, News, Passivation0 Comments

Choosing Ideal Detergent for Cleaning Metal Parts

Q. We are currently writing a protocol for conducting a process validation activity for our cleaning procedures for metal parts after our machining manufacturing process. What are the differences between cleaning effectiveness of Alconox detergent for cleaning various metallic surfaces such as stainless steel, titanium and cobalt chrome? Also, does Alconox detergent effectiveness change based on contamination characteristics, surface geometry or any other factors?

Read the full story

Posted in Alconox, Citranox, Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing0 Comments