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Maintain Plastic Injection Molds with Ultrasonic Cleaners

Companies involved in the production of products produced by plastic injection molding are well aware of the costs of dies used to produce their products.  According to this U.S. manufacturer, plastic injection molds can range from $1,000 to $80,000 and more, with an average mold price of $12,000.  These costs provide a substantial incentive to […]

The Best Way to Clean PCBs

The PCB market is expected to reach an estimated $89.7 billion by 2024 with a CAGR of 4.3% from 2019 to 2024 according to a report by Lucintel.  Important to both manufacturing and maintaining PCBs is keeping them clean.  Delicate PCB circuitry is affected by contaminants introduced during fabrication and by exposure to moisture and […]

Use Ultrasonic Energy to Remove 3D Printing Mold Support

Ultrasonic cleaning is fast and safe way to remove mold support and other surface contaminants from simple and complex 3-D printed parts.  Results are far superior to time-consuming water soaking and the risk of possibly damaging part geometries if manually cleaned using brushes.  Here you’ll learn how 3-D printed parts are made, then how ultrasonic […]

How Can I Use Flammable Solvents in an Ultrasonic Cleaner?

First, let us congratulate you for asking this question.  Any time flammable solvents are used for cleaning purposes there is risk of fire or explosion due to ignition of volatile vapors by a flash source.  Ignition can occur from any source due to spills or as flammable solvent vapors spread.  This post explains how you […]

Why you Need an Ultrasonic Dental Cleaner

An ultrasonic dental cleaner is a critical necessity if your dental practice employs reusable dental instruments.  Examples include mirrors, probes, burs, excavators and forceps.  These and similar instruments must undergo rigorous cleaning and sterilization procedures.  Ultrasonic dental cleaners are also required for cleaning molds removing plaster and cement used in fashioning  bridgework cleaning implant hybrid […]

How to Select an Industrial Ultrasonic Cleaner: 10 Tips from Elma

When you consider purchasing an industrial ultrasonic cleaner you’ll find there are many options from which to choose.  If your tasks include tough cleaning or require long-term cleaning cycles to get your job done, you’ll need a unit that can handle heavy-duty cleaning over long cleaning cycles.  We hope this post on industrial ultrasonic cleaner […]

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Accessories Improve Efficiency

From cleaning your house to getting more utility from your automobile the right accessories can make a big difference.  So it is with your ultrasonic cleaner.  Small investments in the right accessories can pay big dividends in cleaning results, faster throughput and in expanding the services you can offer.  This post describes a selection of […]

How to Clean Hot Melt Adhesive Guns and Spray Paint Nozzles

Firms using hot melt adhesives and spray painting as part of daily routines know that cleaning their equipment after use can be more cost effective than constantly replacing precision components.  A cursory Google search discloses common cleaning recommendations include soaking in solvents and running wires through openings.  Here we describe how ultrasonic energy can clean […]

How Ultrasonic Cleaning Speeds Aircraft Engine Maintenance

Rigorous procedures are spelled out in maintenance manuals for aircraft engine parts, whether jet, turbine or piston. Ultrasonic energy plays an important role both for cleaning and nondestructive testing (NDT) operations by aviation maintenance technicians (AMT), aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organizations and airlines’ own maintenance facilities.  Here are examples of how ultrasonic cleaning […]

How to Quickly Clean Glass Components Used in Cannabis Processing

Cannabis processors using glass components for short path distillation must deal with accumulated baked-on, polymerized and other contaminants that are extremely difficult and time consuming to remove.  These glass components represent substantial investments and, unfortunately, can be easily broken unless handled carefully. This post explains why ultrasonic cleaners are often the answer to quickly clean […]