Automotive

Meet stringent industry demands while increasing production uptime

Dry ice blasting helps automotive facilities solve a variety of cleaning challenges, allowing them to increase productivity and improve part quality.

Mold Cleaning

Improve productivity by reducing downtime

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning 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 demands 6-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

 

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Specific use cases:

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

Surface Preparation

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

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automotive surface preparation dry ice blasting
automotive surface preparation dry ice blasting

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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 painting or coating after cleaning
  • No secondary waste Reduce disposal costs
  • Non-abrasive Will not damage parts
  • Improved product quality
  • Environmentally responsible

Learn more about surface preparation

Specific use cases:

  • Interior automotive parts
  • Exterior automotive parts
  • Cleaning surfaces before RTV’s
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Paint and Coating Booth Cleaning

Reduce production downtime and scrap rates

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automotive paint booth dry ice blasting

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting provides a quicker and more effective cleaning process and reduces the risk of unplanned production downtime.

  • Reduce downtime associated with cleaning
  • Reduce waste disposal costs Eliminate water and secondary waste
  • Clean more effectively
  • Increase production efficiencies
  • Maximize equipment life
  • Environmentally responsible

Specific use cases:

  • E-coat and powder coat lines
  • Paint hooks
  • Spray booths
  • Paint shop rollers
  • Guide rails
  • Reduction gearboxes
  • Perforated shielding
  • Flooring
  • +More

Composite Tool Cleaning

Meet stringent industry demands while protecting delicate surfaces and finishes of tooling

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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

Weld Line Cleaning

Improve efficiency and accuracy of automated weld lines

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning eliminates misalignment, breakdowns and scrap by effectively removing weld slag and spatter buildup.

  • Reduce scrap rates
  • Maximize tooling life and decrease fixture repair
  • Non-abrasive Will not damage sensors
  • Replaces ineffective, costly and labor intensive cleaning methods
  • Minimize downtime
  • No secondary waste
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Clean online No cool down required

 

Learn more about weld line cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Robot joints
  • Transfer cases
  • Shuttle jigs
  • Diamond plates
  • Trunnions
  • Weld tables
  • Fixtures
  • Proximity switches
  • +More

Foundry Cleaning

Significantly reduce cleaning time and resulting production downtime

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Benefits

Dry ice blasting enables facilities to clean machinery and tooling in-place, at operating temperatures, without the risk of damage.

  • Reduce production downtime
  • Eliminate mold disassembly Clean while hot and in-place
  • Clean more effectively
  • Eliminate waste disposal cost
  • Non-abrasive No damage to tooling
  • Environmentally responsible
  • Deliver superior as-cast finish

 

Learn more about foundry cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Conveyors
  • Core boxes and vents
  • Die cast tooling
  • Permanent aluminum molds
  • Refractory coating
  • Resins and release agents
  • Semi-solid casting and forging tooling
  • Shell core molds
  • General part cleaning
  • General equipment and facility cleaning
  • +More

Parts Finishing

Quickly and safely deburr and deflash parts

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Benefits

Dry ice cleaning is a faster and more uniform flash and burr removal process that does not cause damage to the part.

  • Faster and more uniform clean
  • Elimination of cross contamination
  • Non-abrasive Lower scrap rates
  • Reduce cleaning costs and overall downtime
  • Higher quality parts
  • Eliminate manual cleaning

Learn more about parts finishing

Specific use cases:

  • PEEK
  • PBT
  • Acetal
  • Nylon
  • LCP
  • ABS
  • UHMWPE
  • Nitinol
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General Equipment Cleaning

Reduce cleaning time and production downtime while prolonging equipment life

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Benefits

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

  • Reduce cleaning time
  • Eliminate manual cleaning with harmful chemical solvents
  • Enhance Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) programs
  • 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

Learn more about general equipment cleaning

Specific use cases:

  • Production equipment
  • Ceilings and walls
  • Equipment degreasing
  • Electric motors and electric boxes
  • Control panels
  • Pipes, hoses and fittings
  • Conveyors
  • Cooling fans
  • Hydraulic parts
  • Robotics
  • Sanding belts
  • +More

Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting

Clean quicker and more effectively while reducing production downtime

Significantly reduce cleaning time on a variety of applications within your automotive facility.

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

Dry ice blasting is a very effective method to remove the contaminant from the tools and even helps when burnings occur. From certain coatings, we could reduce maintenance cycles up to 50%; therefore, the costs and downtime were reduced considerably.

Hans Kolb
Process Engineer | Hans Geiger

In addition to cleaning our molds faster and more frequently, we no longer need a team of people to help us disassemble, clean and reassemble molding equipment.

Jan Schotte
Process Technology - Plastics | TE Connectivity

We clean a number of molds that are hot while online. With dry ice cleaning, we are able to clean the molds much faster than when using chemicals. This has reduced downtime and increased both our productivity and employee safety.

Mike Wohlfarth
Tooling Engineer | MPC

We estimated that it would pay for itself in six months, but it took only one month. This machine is incredible. Every foundry needs to own a dry ice cleaning system!

Daryl Hesch
Tooling Supervisor | Progress Casting

Case Studies

Proven technology produces definable results

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

  • Plastics & Composites

    Injection molder reduced maintenance cycles by 50%, reducing costs and downtime

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  • Automotive

    Weld lines are safely cleaned with less labor and reduced costs

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  • Rubber & Tires

    Automotive supplier experiences 50% reduction in mold maintenance costs

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  • Plastics & Composites

    Mold cleaning time reduced by 50%, while labor reduced from multiple workers to one

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