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, resin and particle free for critically clean parts. A. The technology of 3D printing has revolutionized industries ranging from precision manufacturing and aerospace, to electronics and medical device manufacturing. … [Read more...] about How to: Clean 3D Printed Parts
Q: What is the proper way to dispose of your detergents? Are they drain safe? A: Detergent disposal in a proper manner is an integral part of a robust cleaning program regardless of scale or industry. Alconox Inc. detergents are biodegradable and without added softeners, brighteners, dyes or fragrances. This ensures a free-rinsing, residue-free cleaning process. Our … [Read more...] about Disposal of Alconox Inc. Detergents
Q. We're looking for an aluminum safe cleaner for removing thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board. A. Often the safest way to clean aluminum is with an acidic detergent. We recommend using Citranox® Liquid Acid Cleaner and Detergent as an aluminum safe cleaner to remove thin films of oils and proteins from a circuit board which has aluminum containing elements … [Read more...] about How to: Clean Aluminum from Oils and Proteins
Q: What precisely is critical cleaning? How does it differ from "regular" cleaning? A: Thanks for the question. At Alconox Inc. we are indeed the Critical Cleaning Experts. And critical cleaning is more than just a marketing term. It refers to a very specific type of cleaning. It is where the cleaning itself impacts the value of the finished output from whatever … [Read more...] about What is Critical Cleaning?
Q. I am seeing a white powder around solder joints on PCBs. Is this solder flux residue? We use Detergent 8 for cleaning. Do you know why this is happening and how to stop or remove it? A. The most likely source of white powdery residue around solder joints on printed circuit boards (PCBs) is the formation of insoluble metal salts from the solder flux. Lead or other solder … [Read more...] about Flux Residue Removal