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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?

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Removing Cutting Oil, Linoleic Acid from Parts

Q: Some metalwork pieces have a residue of linoleic acid (traced back to the cutting oil) that remains after ultrasonic cleaning with Alconox® detergent. Will Alconox® will fully dissolve linoleic acid? Can you recommend a cleaning process to ensure complete removal of all linoleic acid residue from our parts?

A: Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner will not dissolve, but will emulsify, the linoleic acid on your machined parts. In order to get a linoleic-acid-free clean, increase

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Unclogging Abrasive Media in Waterjet machining

Q. I am wondering if ultrasonic cleaning would work to unclog waterjet mixing tubes. The mixing tubes are 1/4″ dia. carbide x 4″ long with a .040″ dia. hole. Occasionally the abrasive media gets clogged in the tube.
A. Yes, use a high dispersing detergent such as Alconox. Be sure to mount the tubes … Read More.

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