The medical industry maintains high and rigorous cleaning standards for all instruments used in surgery, as well as other items introduced into the body, such as medical implants. Traditionally, this has meant sterilization of items using high pressure and steam, such as in an autoclave. However, one of the issues with the most complex modern medical instruments, as well as medical implants, is the ability to sterilize intricate surfaces properly. For example, fiber optic components, which are used in many modern medical instruments, cannot be cleaned using high pressure and steam as the heat may damage them. Furthermore, steam cleaning may not adequately reach every internal surface of the most complex instruments or medical implants. An alternative solution is required. Enter ultrasonic cleaning. [Read more…]
What is metal finishing?
Metal finishing is a process where a coating or other treatment is added to the metal surface of an object in order to strengthen it, making it corrosion-resistant or to give it some other quality not found in the original metal surface. It is used across a variety of industries and for a wide array of purposes. These include the automotive, electronics, aerospace, appliance, and telecommunications industries. Industrial metal finishing is responsible for many innovations we use in our modern society, such as many automobile parts, dental fillings, certain metal fasteners for construction and so on. Metal finishing addresses some of the inherent flaws of certain types of metals by adding a layer or treatment that creates something new. [Read more…]
What is precision cleaning?
It’s important to distinguish between “regular cleaning” and “precision cleaning.” True precision cleaning involves removing all contaminants from the surface of the object to be cleaned. Precision cleaning is vital to the success of industries as varied as aerospace, defense, medical implants, computer tech, and pharmaceutical. In fact, parts in these industries must be cleaned so thoroughly that they can pass microscopic inspection of their surfaces. If contaminant removal is only partial, this can be expensive, slow down production and have a negative impact on a company’s bottom line and reputation. [Read more…]
Winter can be a tough time for bike cleaning, especially on the cassettes, the cluster of sprockets located on the rear hub of your bike. Cassettes provide a range of gearing options for your chain to run on. The range of gear ratios allows you to vary your pedaling revolutions per minute in order to achieve optimal efficiency. Not only can normal grime and grit get in there from road surfaces, but you may also pick up salt or sand used to melt ice and snow from road surfaces. Both of those are murder on the interaction between chain and gears, decreasing your ride efficiency and putting wear on your gear components. [Read more…]
Americans generate somewhere between 300 to 400 million tons of garbage every year. Out of environmental concerns for how burning affects air quality, most solid waste ends up in landfills. Chances are you live within 10-20 miles of a landfill, and if your community is anything like most in the United States, your municipal government is running into a real problem: the landfills are filling up, and better solutions are needed. [Read more…]