Medical injection molding can produce complex and highly-precise components with part-to-part integrity across high production volumes. Whether the material is plastic, silicone, or another polymer or elastomer, medical injection molders need to avoid warping, sink marks, short shots, and residual stresses that can cause defects. Molders also want to minimize flash or flashing, excess material […]
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.
Nitrofreeze® Cryogenic Deflashing provides part molders and OEM manufacturers with a fast, consistent, and cost-effective way to remove flash from silicone O-rings. Cryogenic deflashing uses gaseous nitrogen to freeze the parts, and plastic media to break-off the surface imperfections. This safe, clean process removes both outer diameter (OD) and inner diameter (ID) flash so that […]
Overview Dry Ice Deflashing & Deburring is a CO2 blast cleaning process used in the removal of residual flash and burr material. This process employs dry ice particles accelerated by compressed air to blast away mold flash and machine burrs. Dry ice sublimates (transitions from solid to gas) upon impact with the part surface. This […]
What Is Residual Mold Flash? Flash is excess plastic or rubber material that forms on the surface of molded parts. Flash, or flashing, affects the part’s surface finish and may also interfere with sealing. Flash is usually a cosmetic defect, but molders want to avoid the appearance of thin, unwanted lines that can suggest poor […]