Dry Ice Cleaning in the Automotive Industry

Clean Equipment While Lines Are Fully Operational

  • Increase Productivity
  • Improve Quality
  • Increase Equipment Lifespan
  • Reduce Avoidable Costs

Minimal Downtime, Maximum Efficiency

Unlike traditional cleaning methods that require shutdowns and downtime, dry ice blasting allows you to maintain productivity and efficiency without any interruptions. No matter what type of automotive equipment or surface you need to clean, dry ice blasting can tackle the job with precision and efficiency.

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Dry Ice Cleaning Automotive Automotive Manufacturing Equipment

Automotive manufacturing facilities often encounter stubborn residues, mold buildup, and equipment contamination, leading to production inefficiencies and quality issues. Common equipment and cleaning challenges we clean:

Weld Lines

Dry ice blasting effectively removes weld spatter, slag, and other contaminants from weld lines, ensuring clean and smooth surfaces for welding operations. By eliminating weld line buildup, this process helps maintain weld quality and integrity, reducing the risk of defects and improving overall welding performance.

E-Coat Systems

Dry ice blasting provides a thorough and efficient method for cleaning E-coat systems, removing paint overspray, residue, and contaminants without damaging the underlying substrate. This helps optimize the performance and longevity of E-coat systems, ensuring consistent coating quality and adherence.

Dry ice blasting offers a gentle yet effective solution for cleaning delicate electronic components and assemblies. It removes dust, dirt, grease, and other contaminants from circuit boards, connectors, and electronic enclosures without causing damage or leaving behind residue, ensuring reliable electronic performance.
Dry ice blasting safely cleans wiring harnesses, cables, and conduits by removing dust, dirt, grease, and other debris without causing abrasion or damage to the wires. This helps maintain electrical conductivity, prevent short circuits, and ensure the reliable operation of electrical systems.
Control Gauges
Dry ice blasting provides precise cleaning of control gauges and instruments, removing dirt, oil, and other contaminants without the need for disassembly. This ensures accurate readings and reliable performance of control systems, enhancing operational efficiency and quality control.
Injection Mold Machines
Dry ice blasting effectively removes resin buildup, mold release agents, and contaminants from injection mold machines, ensuring optimal mold performance and product quality. By cleaning molds in place, this process minimizes downtime and production interruptions, maximizing manufacturing efficiency.
Dry ice blasting thoroughly cleans mold surfaces, removing polymer residues, mold release agents, and other contaminants without causing damage or wear. This helps maintain mold precision and longevity, ensuring consistent part quality and reducing the risk of defects in molded products.
Dry ice blasting provides a non-abrasive and efficient method for cleaning tools and equipment used in automotive manufacturing, removing grease, oil, carbon deposits, and other residues without causing damage. This helps prolong tool life, maintain performance, and ensure safety in manufacturing operations.
Dry ice blasting removes contaminants such as oil, grease, and debris from press equipment, ensuring smooth operation and reducing the risk of downtime and maintenance issues. This helps maintain productivity and efficiency in automotive manufacturing processes.
Warehouse Equipment
Dry ice blasting cleans warehouse equipment such as shelves, racks, and conveyors, removing dirt, grease, and other residues without causing damage. This helps improve cleanliness, organization, and safety in warehouse operations, enhancing overall efficiency and productivity.
Dry ice blasting effectively removes dirt, grease, and corrosion from crane components and surfaces, ensuring smooth operation and prolonging equipment life. By maintaining crane cleanliness, this process helps prevent equipment failures and ensures safe and reliable lifting operations.
Dry ice blasting provides a fast and thorough cleaning solution for saw blades, cutting tools, and equipment, removing resin, pitch, and other residues without causing damage. This helps maintain cutting performance and extends the life of saw blades, reducing the need for frequent blade changes.
Material Handling Equipment
Dry ice blasting cleans material handling equipment such as forklifts, pallet jacks, and conveyors, removing dirt, grease, and other residues to ensure smooth operation and prevent contamination of products. This helps maintain equipment reliability and safety in automotive manufacturing facilities.
Cooling Fans
Dry ice blasting cleans cooling fans and components, removing dirt, dust, and debris to maintain optimal airflow and cooling efficiency. By preventing overheating and component damage, this process helps prolong the life of cooling systems and ensures reliable operation in automotive facilities.
Walls & Flooring

Dry ice blasting effectively cleans walls in automotive facilities, removing dirt, grease, and other residues to maintain cleanliness and appearance. This process helps improve facility hygiene and safety, creating a more pleasant and professional working environment.

Dry ice blasting offers a thorough and environmentally friendly solution for cleaning flooring in automotive facilities, removing oil, grease, and other contaminants without the use of harsh chemicals. This helps maintain a clean and safe work environment, reducing the risk of slips and falls.

Dry ice blasting effectively cleans dies used in automotive stamping and forming processes, removing scale, rust, lubricants, and other contaminants to maintain die precision and performance. By eliminating buildup and residue, this process helps prevent defects and ensures consistent part quality.

Why Choose Dry Ice Works for Removing Build-up in Automotive Manufacturing?

Here’s why businesses across the automotive manufacturing industry are turning to dry ice blasting:

No Area Left Untouched

Our method can treat hard-to-reach areas that are often missed in the cleaning process, such as the tight angles without damage to the surface integrity.


Dry ice blasting eliminates the need for water in the cleaning process, reducing the risk of moisture-related damage to sensitive equipment and minimizing cleanup time and costs.

Minimal Downtime

Dry ice cleaning eliminates the need for disassembly of equipment, even while it’s online, reducing downtime and increasing productivity.


Dry ice blasting effectively removes residues and contaminants without causing damage to delicate plastic surfaces, preserving the integrity of molds, dies, and other equipment.


Our streamlined process minimizes your labor expenses and gives a more thorough cleaning at a fraction of the cost of other cleaning methods.

Environmentally Friendly

No harmful chemicals or secondary waste are produced during the process.

See Dry Ice Blasting In Action

Dry ice blasting works the best for cleaning sensitive machinery without creating any secondary waste, like this industrial robot that is being prepared for a new coat of paint. Dry Ice Works can prepare for a fresh coat of paint on several surfaces and items, including ceilings, walls, floors, and most types of industrial machinery.

Dry ice blast-cleaning injection molds. Reduce costs and improve quality by keeping your injection molds clean with dry ice blasting. Plastic and rubber molders love that our technique removes surface residues without creating secondary waste and won’t harm mold surfaces. Dry ice blasting allows operators to clean molds that are hot and still in place.


These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about dry ice blasting in the automotive manufacturing industry. If you have any specific questions or would like to learn more about how dry ice blasting can benefit your business, please contact us.

What types of automotive manufacturing equipment and components can be cleaned using dry ice blasting?

Dry ice blasting can be used to clean a wide range of automotive manufacturing equipment and components, including robotic arms, assembly line conveyors, stamping dies, molds, tooling, fixtures, engine parts, transmission components, and more. It is suitable for cleaning both metal and plastic surfaces without causing damage or leaving behind any residue.

How does dry ice cleaning compare to traditional cleaning methods in the automotive industry?

Dry ice cleaning offers several advantages over traditional cleaning methods such as solvent cleaning, manual scrubbing, and abrasive blasting. Unlike these methods, dry ice blasting is non-destructive, non-abrasive, and environmentally friendly. It does not involve the use of water, chemicals, or abrasive media, making it ideal for use in sensitive automotive manufacturing environments. Dry ice blasting is also faster and more efficient, reducing downtime and labor costs associated with manual cleaning. View Comparison Chart

Is dry ice blasting safe for use on automotive manufacturing equipment and components?

Yes, dry ice blasting is safe for use on automotive manufacturing equipment and components when performed by trained professionals. The process does not generate additional waste or harmful by-products, making it suitable for use in enclosed manufacturing facilities. Dry ice blasting produces minimal noise and vibration, and the sublimated CO2 gas is non-toxic and non-conductive, making it safe for use around electrical components.

Can dry ice blasting remove grease, oil, and other tough residues from automotive parts?

Yes, dry ice blasting is highly effective at removing grease, oil, and other tough residues from automotive parts. The kinetic energy of the dry ice pellets helps to dislodge contaminants from surfaces, while the rapid sublimation process lifts away residues without leaving behind any residue. Dry ice blasting can clean even the most intricate automotive components, including engine blocks, cylinder heads, and transmission parts, with ease.

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