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 […]
Cryogenic deflashing removes flash, a type of surface defect, from molded rubber and molded plastic parts. This computer-controlled batch process provides faster cycle times, reduced labor costs, and greater part-to-part consistency than hand trimming.
Cryogenic deflashing for PEEK plastic removes mold flash from parts made of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), an engineering thermoplastic that provides chemical resistance, mechanical strength, and dimensional stability.
Cryogenic deflashing for molded silicone parts removes flash for improved appearance and performance. The causes of mold flash are numerous, but molders and manufacturers who use cryogenic deflashing can achieve consistent, high-quality results.
Cryogenic deflashing media is used to remove mold flash from plastic and rubber parts. Depending on the cryogenic deflashing process, cryogenic-grade polycarbonate media or dry ice particles are used.