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Sonicating hardened tool steel

Q. We need to find an alternative cleaning solution we can use to sonicate metal (hardened steel) tools with that won’t rust them.

A. Hardened tool steel is prone to flash rusting on exposure to water and humidity with dissolved oxygen if there are no corrosion inhibitors present. You can clean tool steel in a warm Alconox solution (less than 120 deg F or less than 45 deg C) followed by an ambient temperature rinse (circa 70 deg C or 20 deg F) and a rapid …

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