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Copper is a high-purity metal, but impurities such as dust, oil, dirt and fingerprints can be left on the surface. These can be cleaned using chemical processes, though there is a risk that the cleaning will leave surface defects on the copper.

Suitable abrasives for cleaning copper include silicon carbide or stainless steel pads, and powdered pumice stone in a 5% oxalic solution. Degreasing may be performed using a solvent such as butyl glycol or trichloroethylene.

An automated, real-time surface inspection system can verify the success of cleaning with greater accuracy than manual inspection, and without slowing down the production speed.

SmartView Metals - Sofia Med Case Study ENMetal insights forge greater ROI for copper manufacturer

Customer: Sofia Med -
Industry: Copper
Products(s): SmartView®

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