Plastic Material Removal
The injection molding process allows for fast, precision manufacturing of any variety of parts in a number of materials. One of the tradeoffs of this speed production is the deposition of small bits of residual material called “flashing” on each part. The parts can’t be used in this condition – that’s where deflashing comes into play.
Deflashing is the process of removing residual rubber, titanium, stainless or plastic material used in the injection molding process.
The “leftover” particles are removed (through the deflashing process) in a centrifugal barrel finishing machine which is a fast and cost effective way to deflash multiple parts. Select media, water and soap is mixed according to a specific recipe and run for a specified period of time.
Once the “flashing” is removed, the parts are rinsed and sent through a secondary wash, rinse, and dry cycle to remove any residual media particles.
The clean and dried parts are now ready for use by the customer.
Short Deflashing Lead Times at ISO Finishing
Quality deflashing services are critical. Here at ISO Finishing, we perform these deflashing services on rubber, plastic, titanium and stainless parts for Injection Molding companies and other industries. Our mechanical deflashing processes are ideal for situations when rubber and plastic parts contain heavier flash that cannot be removed with cryogenic or chemical methods.
The process of deflashing is simple once you understand the components and how they work together based on the type of material used.
We pride ourselves not only on our experience and the quality of our work, but also on our short deflashing lead times. Customers usually find that their project is finished in less than three days – where else can you find that kind of turnaround?
Contact us today to find out how we can fulfill your deflashing requirements.