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Cleanliness Verification of Oil Pump Housing
When a part fails a cleanliness specification, it’s almost always due to maximum particle size and rarely, if ever, due to excessive weight.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/22/2011
Cleaning Expanded Stainless
We’re looking to install an in-line (or off-line) cleaning system that would degrease flat expanded metal sheet made out of 0.015-inch-thick SS T409 material.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2010
Rinse Tank Water PH
What effect, if any, will raising the temperature of RO water in a post-anodize, post-chromate rinse tank from ambient to 130°F have on the water’s pH value? Is there a way to rinse in hot RO water, max 130°F, and still be able to maintain a pH lev...
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2007
“Fuzzy” Parts
We are noticing that some of the parts form a “fuzz” where they are machined. This area is white powder and when removed leaves a black spot on the surface of the tube that will not chromate.
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2007
Graphite Grease Removal
We have to find a more economical way to do it while avoiding solvent usage for health and safety considerations. Do you have any suggestions?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2007
Hazey Parts
The cleaner we used for four years worked great until recently. After the initial few days of the new bath, the parts start to develop a haze when cleaned. Is this a water issue? Should I put a water softener on the water supply? Is it some kind of...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2007
Clingier Can Be Better
Gel cleaners extend dwell time, provide better cleaning
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2007
FRP Parts Washer
I am considering the use of a 5 stage part washer constructed from FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic). Do you or know anyone who has any experience with a washer constructed from this material? It is intended to wash mild steel sheet metal parts.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2007
Replaced Liner Just Isn't The Same As The Old
The liner on our Osrotron 10-cu-ft bowl wore out and we decided to reline rather than purchase a new machine. When we got the bowl back with the new liner, we could not adjust the machine to the same good action we had before. Our supply vendor is...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2007
June Issue
I am a loyal reader of PRODUCTS FINISHING and just finished reading the June issue.
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2006

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