Medical & Pharmaceutical Equipment
Dry Ice blasting has proven to be an ideal cleaning solution for medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers. Cleaning with dry ice can help maintain the tight tolerances of precision micro-moulds and achieve industry cleanliness standards. The non-abrasive nature of dry ice blasting means that microscopic letters, numbers and trademarks moulded into the products will not be damaged by cleaning. Precision dry ice blasting can be used to remove parting-line flash.
Dry ice blasting also saves significant time over other forms of cleaning. Compared to manual cleaning, which is very labour-intensive and can damage expensive micro-precision moulds. Dry ice blasting is quick and effective yet gentle on moulds. Not only are cleaning costs reduced, but tooling lasts longer and scrap rates are reduced.
Previously cleaning in the pharmaceutical was done manually and the process often took 3-4 hours. Water and chemicals are not an option in this sphere. From the production of catheter tips to surgical device handles to surgical stents, clean manufacturing equipment is paramount. In addition, cleaning the clamping devices (used during the fabrication process) and removing parting line flash (deflashing) or material burrs (deburring) from final products are equally significant manufacturing issues. Precision dry ice blast cleaning is the perfect way to improve your medical device manufacturing processes.