9/16/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

The Significance of Clean Parts

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Meeting the increasingly stringent cleanliness requirements for parts has become a serious challenge for shops. When cleaning parts becomes the bottleneck of the production line, quality and profit are at risk.

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Almost all precision machined parts require some level of cleaning prior to shipment. In many segments of the industry, such as medical and aerospace, meeting the increasingly stringent cleanliness requirements for parts has become a serious challenge for shops. When cleaning parts becomes the bottleneck of the production line, quality and profit are at risk.

Each of the past 3 years, Production Machining has selected four issues per year in which to feature a parts cleaning section. We call special attention to this topic because of its growing significance in the industry, the ever changing regulations governing the use of solvents and disposal, and the need for shops to continue to deliver the quality products their customers expect while keeping up with production demands.

PM’s September issue brings this year’s third parts cleaning emphasis (more to come in December). Along with a separate Cleaning Products section, the issue features an application story of a shop achieving big production advantages with its ultrasonic cleaning systems. We also go into a stamping facility that found a practical solution to reducing environmental and worker risks associated with high volume use of chlorinated solvents in its vapor degreaser.

As customer demands for quality and precision increase, it makes sense to take a close look at how your shop is meeting these needs. Our Parts Cleaning sections may have exactly the information you need to help achieve such finishing requirements.

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