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dry ice cleaning for injection molds

Dry Ice Cleaning for Injection Molds

Injection molds that are cleaned with dry ice blasting are helping plastic and rubber molders to reduce costs and improve quality. Dry ice cleaning removes surface residues without creating secondary waste. It also eliminates time-consuming scrubbing and won’t harm mold surfaces. Importantly, dry ice blasting allows operators to clean molds that are hot and still […]

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Vacuum Tubes

Cryogenic Treatment for Vacuum Tubes

Vacuum tubes that are cryogenically treated can improve sound quality in music and audio applications. Cryogenic treatment, a process that modifies the micro-structure of metals by subjecting them to ultra-cold temperatures as -300° F, is commonly used to increase the durability and wear resistance of steels but can also maximize the sonic performance of electrical […]

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medical silicone parts

Cryogenic Deflashing for Medical Silicone Parts

Medical silicones can be molded into parts such as distal handles for surgical instruments and dental tools. There are many types of silicone rubber, but medical grade silicones need to meet biocompatibility requirements such as USP Class VI or ISO 10993. Then, after they are molded, medical silicone parts need to have a finish that’s […]

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medical polysulphone parts | cryogenic deburring

Cryogenic Deburring for Medical Polysulphone Parts

Polysulphones (PSU) are a group of high-performance thermoplastics that provide toughness and stability at high temperatures. They are available in medical grades and can withstand repeated cleaning with disinfecting chemicals. With their very low rate of water absorption, medical PSUs can also withstand superheated steam. In addition, these engineering polymers provide excellent resistance to high-energy […]

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dry ice deflashing

Dry Ice Deflashing vs. Cryogenic Deflashing

What’s the difference between dry ice deflashing vs. cryogenic deflashing? Both are used to remove mold flash from plastic or rubber parts. Dry ice deflashing uses compressed air to propel a stream of solid carbon dioxide (dry ice) particles that blast away surface defects. Cryogenic deflashing uses gaseous nitrogen to freeze parts so that mold […]

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