Q: What are the differences between an acid vs alkaline cleaner? A: There are some key difference in choosing the right detergent for your cleaning needs; the pH of a detergent is one dividing line. Acidic cleaners are commonly used to brighten or etch metals and are effective at removing any mineral deposits or oxidation on surfaces. Generally, acidic cleaners are also … [Read more...] about What to choose: acid vs alkaline cleaner?
Metalworking & Precision Manufacturing
Q: An industry colleague mentioned to that Liquinox can be used for replacing mold release for demolding purposes. Can we do that? A: Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent has been used for many decades for its lubrication properties. Not just its powerful emulsifying and general cleaning characteristics. Anyone who has worked with it in the lab, medical device … [Read more...] about Replacing Mold Release for Demolding with Liquinox Detergent
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: We are a large manufacturing company looking to add a detergent step for bulk removing machining oils from our PTFE substrate for use in high voltage applications. Main concerns are leaving behind detergent and contaminant residues. What would you recommend? A: Liquinox® Critical Cleaning Liquid Detergent is the standard for parts with organic and oily residue that need … [Read more...] about Cleaning PTFE for High Voltage Applications
This TechNote on alumina ceramics cleaning was submitted by an industry colleague - John Hamlin from Industrial Info. Advanced technical ceramics are frequently being used as a replacement to metals, polymers, and refractory materials in various applications due to their properties like high temperature, hardness, and electrical resistance. They are used in car sensors … [Read more...] about Cleaning of Alumina Ceramics