Cleanrooms

Cleanroom Protocol & Maintenance

Maintenance

Cleanroom Maintenance

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

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.

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ESD and Static Control

Workbenches & Workstations

Stainless Steel Tables

Stainless Steel Tables

3D Printing

Storage & Filament Drying

Storage & Filament Drying

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

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.

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Removing Support Material

Removing Support Material

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

What’s the easiest and fastest way to clean 3D printed parts with soluble support materials or standard support materials like HIPS 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.

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