Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation Features for September 2009

Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation Features Archive

Controlled Cleaning by Measuring Surfactant Concentration Controlled Cleaning by Measuring Surfactant Concentration

The process reliability of pretreatment methods is the basis for high-quality products in the production of metal parts with special surface requirements. The cleaning process is the essential step between the finished shape forming and subsequent surface treatment and surface coating, respectively. Deficiently cleaned parts cause defects in the surface quality of products, leading to high costs due to consequential damages. The proper maintenance of defined concentrations of components, surfactants, and builder ensures optimal results in aqueous cleaning processes.

Troubleshooting Your Ultrasonic Cleaning Process Troubleshooting Your Ultrasonic Cleaning Process

Ultrasonic cleaning—that is, cleaning with high-frequency sound waves—is not a miracle cure; it just seems like one. When properly used, adding ultrasonics to the cleaning process enhances the efficiency of surface preparation processes, provides superior soil removal, lowers the rework rate, and increases profits.

Improving Surface Prep through Air Blasting Improving Surface Prep through Air Blasting

Air blasting contributes to more productive cleaning and pretreatment by making short work of otherwise time-consuming and labor-intensive tasks. For many metal finishers, particularly shops that rebuild parts, prep work often represents more than half the battle. Success depends on maximizing surface receptivity to whatever procedure follows and, in many cases, maintaining part dimensions during cleaning or profiling. Because of its versatility and dexterity, air blasting excels in many challenging pretreatment and cleaning jobs.

Platers/Painters Profile: Danco Anodizing: Pride in Finishing Platers/Painters Profile: Danco Anodizing: Pride in Finishing

From medical instruments and implants to more pedestrian applications, Danco Anodizing puts all of their knowledge, heart and soul into every part.