Tag Archives: Deflashing

Case Study: Cryogenic Deflashing for Silicone O-Rings

Nitrofreeze® Cryogenic Deflashing provides part molders and OEM manufacturers with a fast, consistent, and cost-effective way to remove flash from silicone O-rings. Cryogenic deflashing uses gaseous nitrogen to freeze the parts, and plastic media to break-off the surface imperfections. This safe, clean process removes both outer diameter (OD) and inner diameter (ID) flash so that […]

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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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