In the process of cutting or polishing resin parts, swarf generated is charged with static electricity due to the friction with the tool. The swarf adheres to the tool, and if processing is continued, it may scratch or soil the worked surface or cause edge chipping.
- Cannot eliminate static electricity, actually increases the charge.
- Cannot remove foreign particles completely.
Countermeasures with static eliminators (ionizers)
Ionized pulsed air blows off foreign particles. An ionizer can reduce the defects caused by foreign particles and improve the yield rate.
Disposal cost due to foreign particles: $500/month x 12 months = $6,000/year
In addition, there are other resulting benefits of improved reliability.
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