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Eliminating Need for Ultrasonic Bath?

Q: We are looking to replace our detergent for cutting oil removal and possibly move away from using an ultrasonic bath.  Can you help? A:  We would recommend Alconox® Powdered Precision Cleaner for removal of cutting oil from stainless parts.  It is a very strong emulsifier of oily and organic residue.  Start with a 1% solution (10 […]

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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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