Tag Archives: Deflashing

Five Reasons for Flash on Plastic and Rubber Parts

What Is Residual Mold Flash? Flash is excess plastic or rubber material that forms on the surface of molded parts. Flash, or flashing, affects the part’s surface finish and may also interfere with sealing. Flash is usually a cosmetic defect, but molders want to avoid the appearance of thin, unwanted lines that can suggest poor […]

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Nitrofreeze® Proof of Concept Case Study- Deflashing Silicone Housings

The Nitrofreeze Deflashing process provides molders and OEM manufacturers with a reliable, efficient method to deflash their molded silicone parts. Cryogenic deflashing utilizes polycarbonate blast media and part tumbling in a cryogenic atmosphere to remove residual flash material. Below is a study of a serviced part:   Material : Silicone   Description : Orange Housing    Area […]

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Nitrofreeze® Proof of Concept Case Study- Silicone Block

Nitrofreeze® Deflashing and Deburring process adds value while reducing costs to customers by eliminating the need for hand trimming. Highlighted below is an actual customer part that has successfully undergone the Nitrofreeze® process. Material : Silicone Description : Gray Rectangular Block Area for Concern : OD and ID Flash Results : The rectangular silicone blocks were excellent candidates […]

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Deflashing Rubber Service

The Cryogenic Institute of New England, Inc. provides its proprietary Nitrofreeze Cryogenic Deflashing Service to customers across the United States. Our new facility located in Worcester, Massachusetts has boosted capacity so that we are capable of deflashing your rubber parts in two business days after receipt. Our deflashing process utilizes cold temperatures, tumbling and plastic […]

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Deflashing for Rubber

Cryogenic deflashing has existed for several decades to serve the rubber and silicone molding industries. For several decades this process has helped remove residual flash left over by the molding process. Flash along parting lines, in holes, and gates vestiges can be removed by this deflashing process. The process originally was created to remove flash […]

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