The definitive cleanroom and sterile compounding glossary. Learn terminology and definitions for USP 797 and USP 800 compounding.
Definitive Cleanroom Construction FAQ: How much does a cleanroom cost? How does the level of ISO classification impact build and operating costs? How much supporting space will I need for a cleanroom addition or ISO class upgrade? What’s the advantage of a turnkey cleanroom system?
There are numerous considerations when evaluating cleanroom construction and design. The goal of this post is to touch on the basics. You may very well
What are the key determinants of cleanroom components? Learn about different types of cleanroom filtration, wall construction, lights, temperature, humidity and more.
Cleanroom Protocol & Maintenance
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.
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?
Why Is 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) a Better Disinfectant than 99% Isopropanol, and What Is IPA Used For?
How does one solution kill viruses like HIV and Polio on contact, and the other not at all?
ESD and Static Control
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
Workbenches & Workstations
This step-by-step guide will help you choose the right industrial workbench for all your needs. The best workbench buyers guide for information on best sizes, lighting, accessories and applications.
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.
Removing Support Material
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.