Cleaning & Removing Rust from Moulding Tool - Case Study

Customers Criteria: To remove burn marks and rust from mould tool
Component: Moulding tool
Material: Tool Steel
Contamination prior to cleaning: Burn Marks, Rust
Total number off: 2
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Kemet 12 Ultrasonic Cleaner Solvit 3 40°C 10%

Process for cleaning mould tool

Allow the ultrasonic to heat up to temperature, then place the part into the basket and run a cycle of 10 minutes manually dunking after 5 to remove any loose debrie. Do not leave the part in the ultrasonic for to long as this may start to blacken and discolour the part.

Etched effect: None

Before cleaning moulding tool

before cleaning moulding tooling

before cleaning moulding tool

After cleaning moulding tool

after cleaning moulding tooling

after cleaning moulding tool

Customers Criteria: Remove all contamination
Component: Tool
Material: Tool Steel
Contamination prior to cleaning: Grease, dirt, burn marks & plastic extrusion
Number off per run: 1

Ultrasonic Cleaner Cleaning Agent Temperature(s) Concentration
Versa 120 H14 50°C 10%
Versa 120 De-ionised water 50°C 100%
Versa 120 Dryer N/A 70°C 5 minutes

Process for removing grease, dirt, burn marks & plastic extrusion

The tool was placed into the basket and then submerged into the tank and set for a cycle time of 10 minutes. As soon as the Sonics are turned on you can see the contamination being removed. After the wash cycle the parts have to be rinsed to neutralize any left on cleaning agent and contamination. Finally the parts were dried in the Versa hot air dryer set at 70°C for 5 minutes.

% Satisfactorily Cleaned: 100%

Before cleaning

before removing burn marks

before removing grease and dirt

After cleaning

after removing burn marks

after removing grease and dirt