Aerospace & Aviation

Safely clean a variety of parts and equipment while maintaining high quality standards

Dry ice blasting helps Aerospace manufacturers meet stringent industry demands. The process safely removes many types of contaminants from a variety of surfaces for maintenance purposes, safety inspections and as a surface preparation prior to painting.

General Equipment Cleaning

Reduce cleaning time and production downtime while prolonging life of equipment

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning quickly and effectively cleans production equipment without water, chemicals or secondary waste.

  • Reduce cleaning time
  • Eliminate manual cleaning with harmful chemical solvents
  • Non-conductive cleaning process
  • No secondary waste
  • Non-abrasive Eliminate wear and tear on machinery
  • Reduce risk of unplanned production stoppages and costly repairs
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Clean in-place No disassembly required
  • Enhance Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs

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Specific use cases:

  • Fin cleaning and inspection
  • Turbine engine nacelles
  • Electronic components
  • Compressor blades
  • Brake assemblies
  • Foam insulation
  • Cargo bay areas
  • Turbine engine components
  • Tow hitches
  • Landing gear systems
  • Engine bay covers
  • +More

Mold Cleaning

Improve productivity by reducing downtime

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting is a non-abrasive method that safely cleans molds online, at operating temperatures.

  • Improve product quality
  • Clean in-place Little to no disassembly required
  • Non-abrasive No damage to molds
  • Reduce scrap Cleaner molds lead to higher quality
  • Meet stringent industry demands6-Sigma, Kaizen, 5S, TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • Reduce production downtime Clean quicker and without cooldown or disassembly
  • Decrease cleaning time and labor costs
  • Eliminate painstaking manual cleaning

 

Learn more about mold cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Injection molds
  • Blow molds
  • Compression molds
  • Urethane molds
  • Textured molds
  • Slush molds
  • Technical molds
  • Extrusion dies
  • Rotational molds
  • LSR and LIM molds
  • Thermoform molds
  • +More

Composite Tool Cleaning

Meet stringent industry demands while protecting delicate tool surfaces and finishes

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting quickly cleans a variety of tooling made of a varying degree of materials.

  • Reduce production downtime
  • Maximize tooling life
  • Environmentally responsible No secondary waste
  • Reduce cleaning time and labor costs
  • Non abrasive No damage to tooling surfaces
  • Clean a variety of materials with a single machine
  • Clean tooling in place
  • Eliminate chemicals and solvents

Learn more about composite tool cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Compression molding
  • Resin transfer molding
  • Extrusion
  • Pre-pregging
  • Wet-layup
  • Teflon-coated tools
  • Highly-polished tools
  • Post-processing equipment
  • Autoclave flooring walls
  • PEEL, Kevlar, E-Glass, S-Glass, Spectra, Boron, Pultrusion, etc.
  • LIM molding
  • +More

Surface Preparation

Prepare surfaces with a dry process that allows for immediate coatings/paint application

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning is a dry process that eliminates the need for aqueous or chemical solutions on paint lines.

  • Dry process allows for immediate paint or coating after cleaning
  • No secondary wasteReduce disposal costs
  • Non-abrasive Will not damage parts
  • Improve product quality
  • Environmentally responsible

Learn more about surface preparation

Specific use cases:

  • Interior parts
  • Exterior parts
  • Cleaning surfaces before RTVs
  • +More

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

Reduce cleaning time and costs while protecting surfaces of valuable tooling and equipment

Dry ice blasting is used to clean a variety of materials from tooling and equipment, including sealants and adhesives, foam insulation, grease and burnt carbon, carbon fiber residue, plasma overspray, ceramic matrix composites (CMC) residue, release agents and more.

  • Decrease cleaning time and labor costs
  • Non-abrasive No damage to substrates
  • Clean in-place No disassembly required
  • Increase productivity and reduce downtime
  • Non-conductive cleaning process
  • Employee safe Reduce harmful chemicals and tedious manual cleaning
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Improve part quality and reduce scrap
  • No secondary waste stream

Using dry ice blasting is so much easier. The sealer is in a dry state, so once it’s removed, it can be swept up and placed in the trash. In man-hours, the machine was almost paid for after the first use.

Marion Long
574th AMXS Structures Section Chief | Hill Air Force Base

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

Our solutions are driving real results in our customers’ organizations.

  • Aerospace & Aviation

    Air Force base quickly and safely removes sealant from F-16 jet wing

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  • Aerospace & Aviation

    Rolls Royce removes contaminants from jet engine compressor blades and experiences cost savings of 90%

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