New: Filament Storage Cabinets for 3D Printing

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3D Printing Filament Dry Cabinet with Feeder Port For most DIY enthusiasts the cost and risk associated with flaws in final prints is small, as the final application and end-use is generally limited to trinkets and experiments with minimal consequence…. Continue Reading →

3D Printing Filament Storage: What Effect Does Moisture Have on 3D Printing Filament? (And how to fix it)

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Because some 3D printing filaments are hygroscopic, meaning that they absorb moisture from the air, prolonged exposure to even moderately humid room air causes moisture saturation. After 150 hours in standard conditions, PLA filament may swell up to 40 micrometers before reaching its saturation point. 3D printers rely on tight tolerances and extremely small layer heights. Before the print even gets underway, an increased filament diameter of even 20 – 40 microns, (roughly the width of a human hair) can derail a build before it ever begins.

How to Remove 3D Printing Support Material Faster and Improve Final Quality

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What’s the easiest and fastest way to clean 3D printed parts with soluble support materials or standard support materials like HIPA and PVA? Here’s how to clean the reaches of 3D printed parts including small geometries, internal cavities, and between build layers so that each part achieves the smoothest possible finish with the least risk of damage caused by handling, scrubbing, or brushing.

Cleanroom Installation Examples by CleanPro®

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Here are some best-in-class cleanroom projects, in which the PAC cleanroom division, CleanPro, provided expertise and turnkey execution for design and installation of cleanroom enclosures, furniture, and components.

Cleanroom Cleaning, Gowning, and Maintenance — Procedure, Contamination Control, and ISO Protocol

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Proper cleanroom cleaning procedure and maintenance protocol is an immediate, low-cost measure to enhance overall cleanliness, consistency, and contamination control within manufacturing and aseptic cleanrooms. This guide provides a framework for cleanroom management, protocol standards, specifications, and processes for general manufacturing and bio-medical applications.

Answers to the Most Common Ultrasonic Cleaner Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ultrasonic Cleaners and Cleaning Solutions What Is An Ultrasonic Cleaning System? An ultrasonic cleaning system comprises a cleaning tank, an ultrasonic cleaning solution, a heating element, immersion baskets, and electronic controls. Together, the system creates ultrasonic… Continue Reading →

Cleanroom Mop Procedure – How to Mop a Cleanroom with a Multi-Bucket System

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Learn how to properly mop a cleanroom for ISO class or cGMP cleanliness levels. Compare designs and materials of multi-bucket cleanroom mop systems.

The Guide to Woven and Non-Woven Cleanroom Wipes – Usage, Protocol, and ISO Class Applications

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What’s the difference between a woven and non-woven cleanroom wipe? What’s the right wipe for ISO class 3 or ISO class 8 compliance?

Are Anti-Static Bags Conductive? What’s the Difference Between Anti-Static and Static Shielding Bags?

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Standard plastic bags, commonly made of polyethylene, fail to protect ESD-sensitive devices from the flow of electrically charged objects caused by contact, and electrical short, or dielectric breakdown. ESD is not only a silent killer in high-tech electronics manufacturing and production, but also during hobbyist projects or small-batch electronics repair. Electronic devices, IC components, and other ESD-sensitive devices are not safe from ESD events when stored, handled, or transported outside an ESD safe environment inside an anti-static bag.

12 Powerful Reasons to Buy an American Made ESD Workbench (In Pictures)

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Here’s a comparison of an American made BenchPro ESD laminate workstation versus a knock-off import.

What Is Conductive Flooring? How Is It Different from Anti-Static and Non-Conductive Flooring?

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What is Conductive Flooring? For the full guide to ANSI/ESD S20.20 flooring specifications, see here. Electrically conductive flooring is sometimes (semi-accurately) referred to as anti-static conductive flooring, which is defined by having an electric resistance of between 104 and 1015 Ohms. Conductive… Continue Reading →

We Only Sell The Highest Grade 99% Isopropyl Alcohol By The Gallon. Here’s How To Get The Best Price Online.

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For any use of isopropyl alcohol, it’s essential that the advertised contents reflect the actual reality of the solution. Water to alcohol concentration is a key indicator of efficacy and usefulness of IPA. Quality solvents are essential for cleaning delicate electronics or other sensitive items.

These ANSI Z87.1 Approved Safety Glasses Withstand A 12- Gauge Shotgun Blast

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Safety glasses provide essential protection for the eyes during manufacturing, assembly, and everyday movement in work zones. Manufacturing floors require constant oversight for safety hazards such as low or high-velocity impact, non-ionizing radiation, and liquid splash exposure.

Everything You Need to Know About Building A Cleanroom: ISO Class Prefab Hardwall Cleanroom Design

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Advantages for Modular Hardwall Design and Construction of ISO 14644-4 Cleanrooms.

Do You Need an ESD Worksurface Mat if Your Workstation Has ESD Laminate?

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Answers to Common ESD Questions Such As When Do You Need an ESD Wrist Strap?

What Is A Particle Counter? How Do Particle Counters Work? What Are They Used For?

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How Do Particle Counters Work? What’s the Difference Between a Condensation Particle Counter and An Optical Particle Counter?

How to Certify or Test a Cleanroom with a Handheld Particle Counter

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How to Certify a Cleanroom with Kanomax Hand Held Particle Counters

Pipe and Joint Form Rack Solutions Keep Getting More Customizable

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Pipe and Joint Form Racks Provide Manufacturers with Custom Shelving, Workstation,  and Production Aid Solutions At a Fraction of the Cost Designing and outsourcing your own custom racks for production, distribution, and warehouses can be expensive and time-consuming. Just like… Continue Reading →

Do Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mats Really Make A Difference?

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Do anti-fatigue mats work and will they really improve joint, back, and leg pain?

Brief Overview of the Metcal CV-5210 Soldering Iron with Connection Validation

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The burden of quality and inter-metallic thickness of hand soldered joints had traditionally relied upon visual inspection and experience of the operator. Not anymore.

Why Is 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a Better Disinfectant than 99% Isopropanol, and What Is IPA Used For?

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How does one solution kill viruses like HIV and Polio on contact, and the other not at all?

Download the 5S Organization Guide Used By NASA, Boeing, & HP.

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How Did the 5S Organization System Become Standard at NASA, Boeing, Hewlett-Packard, and Harley Davidson?

The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol

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Hazards of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) As we’ve discussed in a previous post, there are many advantages of using isopropyl alcohol in the manufacturing process because of its low cost, but what we didn’t cover is some of the risks and… Continue Reading →

Air Ionization: How it works

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What is Air Ionization and How Does it Work? Air ionization neutralizes static charge on insulated and isolated objects by producing a balanced source of positively and negatively charged ions. Whatever static charge is present on objects in the work… Continue Reading →

Vinyl, Latex and Nitrile Gloves: What are the differences?

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What’s the difference between various types of disposable gloves and how do you decide which ones to buy>

Lean Cellular Manufacturing: Processing, Methods, Layouts, and Implementation

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Cellular manufacturing helps reduce waste by reducing defects that result from processing and product changeovers. Since products or components move through a cell one piece at a time, operators can quickly identify and address defects. Autonomation (jidoka) in cellular systems helps prevent waste by signaling when defects occur.

Cleanroom Sticky Mat Frames Now at PAC

Carpet, concrete, grimy, oily, damp or temporary walkways often yield unreliable or inconsistent adhesion for floor mounted tack mats. Sticky mat frames provide a movable base and non-skid backing for mounting or moving adhesive floor mats without the limitations of mats secured directly to the floor.

Hog Heaven III Anti-Fatigue Mats | Modular Linkable Drainable

Select interconnecting Hog Heaven tiles and end pieces for outstanding anti-fatigue qualities in dry areas. The wedge locking system allows for unlimited configuration on walkways or assembly lines for increased grip, electrical conductivity, and weld-safe use.

Safety Glasses Statistics and Effective Safety Precautions for Eyewear 

Safety Glasses Statistics and Effective Safety Precautions for Eyewear According to the U.S. Department of Labor, thousands of employees suffer from eye injuries every year, many of these injuries sustained at work, usually from inadequate eye protection. These injuries can… Continue Reading →

Cleanroom HEPA Vacuum Use and Applications 

Cleanroom HEPA Vacuum Components and Applications Simply put, every square inch of a cleanroom should be absolutely pristine. Ceiling panels, lighting units, HEPA filtration units, sprinkler heads, walls, glass surfaces, process equipment, piping systems, floors, and manufacturing equipment should all… Continue Reading →

Cleanroom Classification Comparison Specifications Defined

A comparison of cleanroom classifications and specifications.

Entering a Cleanroom: Preparation and Procedure – The Garments Employees Must Wear

This guide provides a framework for employees entering a cleanroom.

Turnkey Cleanroom Install

CleanPro’s turn-key cleanroom solution provided a one-stop, one-contact result for the initial delivery and on-site installation of walls, ceiling grids, electrical systems, flooring, filters, HVAC, and more.

Softwall Cleanroom Curtains Project

Softwall cleanroom curtains, sometimes referred simply as “plastic strips” yield ISO Class 10,000 level particle control with minimal construction. This customer required a custom softwall installation that integrated into their existing building structure CleanPro to deliver a softwall cleanroom

Clean-Forward Lab Furniture Project

Industrial workbenches and workstations provide integrated design features such as power bars, application specific surface materials, and custom drawer and cabinet configurations for safe, organized storage. This laboratory enlisted for a complete laboratory outfit, with ergonomic seating and Lista drawer cabinet workstations.

Chemotherapy and CSP Cleanroom Installation

This modular, sterile compounding cleanroom is designed for ISO 797 and ISO 800 compliance, particularly for compounding chemotherapy drugs. Safe handling of sterile compounds requires special considerations: heat-welded floors, anterooms and buffer areas.

Class 10,000 Cleanroom & Gowning Area

This cleanroom and adjacent gowning area helped this customer prevent outer contamination from entering classified spaces.

CleanPro® Stand Alone Hardwall Cleanroom

CleanPro’s modular hardwall cleanroom solutions adapt alongside changing floor and production layouts.

Softwall Cleanroom Enclosure

This customer needed to enclose a piece of machinery, and CleanPro® was able to provide a solution.

Cleanroom Components — Air Filtration, Design, and Other Variables

What are the key determinants of cleanroom components? Learn about different types of cleanroom filtration, wall construction, lights, temperature, humidity and more.

How to Choose the Right Cleanroom Particle Counter

Cleanroom particle counters differ widely based upon particle threshold, cost, and features. How to do you determine if you need a particle counter or what model of particle counter to purchase? In this article we will go over the basics of particle counters and give you the facts to help you determine which one is best for your cleanroom application.

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