Four Basic Methods of Aqueous Cleaning
The article, “Choosing the Right Aqueous Cleaning Operation,” looks at the four basic methods of performing water-based cleaning operations and how each can be best applied in specific applications.
Choosing the best water-based cleaning involves matching one or more of the four basic methods of cleaning parts that fits the shop’s application. Each cleaning operation method has its pluses and minuses, so making the correct choice is an important decision.
Parts cleaning is increasingly becoming an integral element of the metalworking part production process. Cleanliness standards are tightening as shops move into more demanding industries such as medical, aerospace and automotive.
Customers are asking for documentation from part inspection to document that the parts being shipped meet the specifications called for in the quote. This means not only must the shop clean the parts; it must have in place processes that measure and document that the parts are clean as prescribed by the customer.
The article, “Choosing the Right Aqueous Cleaning Operation,” looks at the four basic methods of performing water-based cleaning operations and how each can be best applied in specific applications. It also looks at post-process inspection methods to insure cleanliness standards are met.
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Although not every shop has been affected by cleanliness specifications, many suppliers to automotive OEMs are already complying with stringent cleanliness standards. In Ford Motor Co.’s case, it has created its own cleanliness standards in order to save money and credibility.
The aim is to assess and compare the technical cleanliness of parts produced by different manufacturers or at different locations.
Stringent standards on precision cleaning ensure reliable and trouble-free performance in the final product.