Cleaning CNC Tooling with Super-Heated Steam Vapor

Posted by Rich Christianson | Posted: 12/16/2013 1:03PM


The Mini-Max Cleaner from PDQ Precision Products Inc. starts with water that is super heated into steam vapor that dries almost immediately when spray blasted onto a surface. Originally developed to clean medical instruments, the Mini Max Cleaner can be used to clean tooling - removing shavings, markings, etc.

In addition, the Mini-Max Cleaner can be used to clean wood panels, such as cleaning residue out of holes drilled in a cabinet panel. Because the blast would only be a second or two, and because the steam evaporates on contact, it would not damage the wood, the company says.


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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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