The Boeing Company and Spirit AeroSystems have approved Petroferm’s CleanSafe 787C aqueous cleaner for use on carbon fiber reinforced plastics. It is currently the only aqueous cleaning product on the market approved by both OEMs for cleaning composite structures including those materials found in Boeing BMS 8-212, 8-392, 8-256, 8-276.
The cleaner is an aqueous cleaning solution designed for spray-in-air and agitated immersion equipment. It is selected when a non-foaming, non-scaling cleaner with excellent substrate compatibility and low environmental impact is required. The cleaner is also safe for use on bare, alodined and anodized aluminium, carbon steel, copper and copper alloys, magnesium, stainless steel and titanium. It is even approved for use on faying surfaces in accordance with Boeing BAC 5763 “Emulsion Cleaning and Aqueous Degreasing” process specification.
What’s Behind Door Number Three?
While most shops are producing shorter aerospace parts on five-axis machines or larger parts on gantry-type equipment, this shop found its niche somewhere in the middle thanks to an advanced profiling machining system from Mazak.