Cryogenic Deflashing Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind Of Flash Can The Cryogenic Deflashing Process Remove?

Deflashing removes light flash. For example, if you can remove the flash with your finger, it is a good candidate for deflashing. Heavy plash on plastics will most likely be removed but will be subject to longer cycle times.

What Materials Are The Most Suitable For Cryogenic Deflashing?

While most plastics will have their flash removed by this process, some materials work better than others. Specifically, ABS, Acetyl, Delrin, LCP, Neoprene, Nylon, PEEK, Polycarbonate, Polypropelyne, PTFE, Silicone, Teflon, Urethane, are well suited for this type of deflashing.

Will Cryogenic Deflashing Remove Flash >From Metals?

Cryogenic Deflashing works on nonmagnetic materials. Specifically, stainless steel, aluminum, aluminum zinc die-cast, and beryllium copper are well-suited to this process. Other metals may work, but it depends on how extreme are the metal burrs.

Will Cryogenic Deflashing Harm The Structural Integrity Of Medical Parts?

All materials have their respective freeze points and NitroFreeze operates above these freeze points. Cryogenic grade media freeze only the flash, which then is removed. Customers may check with their materials vendors to confirm that their materials will not be adversely affected.

How Does Cryogenic Deflashing Affect External Threads And/Or Critical Tolerances?

Cryogenic Deflashing is a non-abrasive process. The cryogenic-grade media typically remove the flash only. The process generally does not damage the parts or adversely affect a part’s structural integrity.

Send Us Your Samples

NitroFreeze is pleased to provide a no-cost or no obligation assessment of your machine flash problem.
We can review part drawings, photos and actual samples of machined parts.
If the parts are deemed a good candidate for the process, samples can be processed for a nominal fee. We can also evaluate parts on a not-to-exceed cost basis if you have a target cost in mind.

We are always happy to talk with you.