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Ultrasonic Medical Device Parts Cleaning

Precision clean parts made for the medical equipment industry.

Medical manufacturing professionals will encounter many needs for a Crest Ultrasonics precision cleaning equipment and Chem-Crest® ultrasonic solutions.

These include cleaning after EDM machining, buffing, polishing, abrasive media blasts, passivation, and additive manufacturing of titanium metal-printed parts. We also help you ultra-clean cannulated devices, polymer devices, Swiss-screw machined medical components, wire forms, medical devices in machine cell, and final device cleaning for packaging. Finally, we also provide organic residue removal and carbonaceous and oxide scale removal.

Medical device manufacturing industry challenges

  • Cleaning/removing abrasive blast media residue
  • Cleaning/removing buff/polish of animal fat-based solids with abrasive media and cotton strands
  • Cleaning/removing carbonaceous and oxide scale on 400 series stainless after heat treatment
  • Cleaning/removing drawing/forming lubricants
  • Cleaning/removing EDM fluid and metal debris
  • Cleaning/removing machine oil and synthetic water soluble lubricants
  • Cleaning/removing metal debris, oil, coolants, abrasive media
  • Cleaning/removing oil and metal debris
  • Cleaning/removing organic residue to reformulate passive oxide layer after manufacturing
  • Cleaning/removing polymer debris including dust and chips
  • Cleaning/removing TI dust from metal matrix
  • Final cleaning of part or component with nitric “upgrade” process for bioburden reduction

Medical device equipment parts that Crest can clean

  • Implantable Components (hips, knees, spinal, pacemaker battery housing, Trauma plates, screws, rods, etc)
  • Guidewire/endoscopic apparatus
  • Oxygen delivery (ventilator components)
  • TI metal printed components
  • Tooling of all types including, hand tools , blades and cutting devices, bone reamers, drills, clamps, alignment guides & devices
  • Stents and other cardio vascular components
  • Needles
  • Nitric or citric acid passivation of orthopedic devices and related hardware & tooling

Crest equipment typically used

Digital Modular Series (DMS)

For higher throughput and larger components that can’t be handled manually. Standard plug-and-play options include filtration, frequencies, automatic fill/drain, conductivity, and much more. Our DMS system is expandable, versatile, and modular.

Optimum Console

With a compact, space-saving design and rugged, stainless steel tubular frame, it offers the convenience of an all-in-one, wash-rinse-dry design with a single-point facility connection for easy installation. Standard, automated, and custom.

Compact Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser

The Solvac S1 provides automated solvent washing, rinsing, cooling, and drying all in a single compact unit. You will enjoy a wide range of premium features for a standard-level, budget-friendly price.

Twin Sump Ultrasonic Vapor Degreaser

Designed for co-solvent cleaning applications, the Solvac S2 provides automated solvent washing, rinsing, cooling, and drying all in a single compact unit — with highly efficient component drying and maximized solvent distillation.

Ultrasonic Digital Sink (UDS)

A convenient modular design includes both wash and rinse, providing easy multi-tank precision process cleaning in a workhorse two-stage unit. Additional UDS units can be added to meet the new process requirements.

Chem-Crest® chemistries typically used

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Ordering available for gallon, case, pail, 55-gallon drum, and tote sizes. Items generally shipped within 24 hours.

Chem-Crest® 14

A multipurpose heavy duty phosphate-free liquid cleaner that is useful in many applications demanding removal of various contaminants such as those found in bio-medical and laboratory instruments and glassware. Chem-Crest 14 is a detergent concentrate and is freely water soluble. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 14EZ

A mildly alkaline and enzymatic liquid detergent for the cleaning of surgical instruments that is designed to be used in an ultrasonic bath for the removal of blood, tissue, ointments, light oils, bodily excretions, and other contaminants associated with surgical instruments. It is formulated to be low foaming and an aggressive blood remover. It is non-caustic and phosphate-free. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 211

A multipurpose, heavy-duty, phosphate- and caustic-free alkaline liquid cleaner that is useful in many applications demanding removal of various contaminants such as oils, greases, and particulate. This detergent finds many uses throughout industrial, mechanical, and maintenance cleaning operations. Chem-Crest 211 is freely water soluble and inhibited to help prevent flash rusting. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 45

A multipurpose, heavy-duty liquid detergent designed for use in the medical industry. It is useful in many applications demanding removal of various contaminants such as oils, greases, and particulates, light oxidation, and tough-to-remove contaminants. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 77-C

A rust inhibitor concentrate designed for use as a rinse injection into an overflowing ultrasonic rinse tank, although it may be used as a standard final dip in certain applications. This product will provide long-term oxidation protection if used as directed of mild and tool-grade steels, as well as high-carbon stainless steels. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 275

A multipurpose, heavy-duty, phosphate- and silicate-free caustic liquid detergent that is useful in many applications demanding removal of various contaminants such as oils, greases, and particulates. This detergent finds many uses throughout industrial, mechanical, and maintenance cleaning operations. See detailed specifications >>
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Chem-Crest® 715

A mild liquid detergent that is useful in many applications requiring good detergency and wetting, especially on hard surfaces. It is a non-etching and neutral pH detergent. It can also be used as an additive to other detergents to increase wetting capability. See detailed specifications >>
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