Foundry & Forging Cleaning

Clean Your Molds & Castings In Place Without Cooling Down

  • Increase Productivity
  • Improve Quality
  • Increase Equipment Lifespan
  • Reduce Scrap

Reduce Downtime & Scrap Rates

Dry ice blasting does not require cooldown periods, disassembly, or unproductive hours of messy hand cleaning. Dry ice blasting is more effective, improves part quality, and doesn’t lead to damage to the part or equipment, unlike traditional cleaning methods.

  • Iron Foundries
  • Steel Foundries
  • Aluminum Foundries
  • Brass and Bronze Foundries
  • Die Casting Foundries
  • Permanent Mold Foundries

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Foundry Equipment Cleaning

Foundries often encounter stubborn residues, mold buildup, and equipment contamination, leading to production inefficiencies and quality issues. Dry ice blasting quickly and effectively clean:

Permanent Molds
Permanent molds, integral to the casting process, require meticulous cleaning to ensure consistent quality and performance. Dry ice blasting efficiently removes built-up residue and contaminants from permanent molds, enhancing their longevity and maintaining optimal casting conditions.
Die Cast Tooling
Die cast tooling, including dies and molds, undergoes significant wear and buildup during production cycles. Dry ice blasting offers a non-abrasive and efficient method for cleaning die cast tooling, removing deposits without causing damage. This helps maintain dimensional accuracy and extends the lifespan of critical components.
Core Boxes
Core boxes play a crucial role in shaping the internal cavities of castings. Dry ice blasting effectively cleans core box surfaces, eliminating residual sand, debris, and other contaminants. This thorough cleaning ensures precise casting dimensions and minimizes the risk of defects.
Ancillary Equipment
Alongside molds and tooling, ancillary equipment such as conveyor systems, handling fixtures, and gating components also require regular cleaning. Dry ice blasting provides a versatile solution for effectively removing contaminants from various ancillary equipment, ensuring smooth operation and optimal productivity.
Semi-Solid Castings and Die Casting Machines
Semi-solid castings and die casting machines require precise cleaning to ensure optimal performance and casting quality. Dry ice blasting effectively removes residual materials and contaminants from semi-solid castings and machine surfaces, facilitating smooth operation and minimizing downtime.
Casting Injection and Shell Core
Dry ice blasting offers a precise and thorough cleaning method for casting injection systems and shell core equipment. By eliminating residual buildup and contaminants, it helps optimize injection processes and ensures consistent casting quality.
Equipment Degreasing
Electric motors, control panels, and hydraulic systems play critical roles in foundry operations but are susceptible to grease and oil contamination. Dry ice blasting offers a residue-free cleaning solution for degreasing equipment components, maintaining their functionality and reliability.
Electric Motors, Boxes, and Installations
Electric motors, electrical boxes, and installations in foundry environments require regular maintenance to prevent malfunctions and ensure safety. Dry ice blasting effectively removes contaminants from electrical components, enhancing performance and minimizing the risk of electrical issues.
Control Panels
Control panels are essential for monitoring and regulating various foundry processes. Dry ice blasting provides a gentle yet thorough cleaning method for control panels, removing dust, dirt, and other contaminants without causing damage to sensitive components.
Hydraulics systems play a vital role in powering machinery and equipment within foundries. Dry ice blasting offers a non-destructive cleaning solution for hydraulic components, removing debris and buildup to maintain system efficiency and reliability.

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

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

Non-Conductive & Non-Flammable

Dry ice blasting is safe for use on electrical components and equipment, ideal for cleaning electrical panels, control panels, and other sensitive foundry equipment without the risk of electrical hazards or fire.


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.


These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about dry ice blasting in the foundry 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 foundry equipment and components can be cleaned using dry ice blasting?

Dry ice blasting can be used to clean a wide range of foundry equipment and components, including molds, cores, core boxes, casting machinery, ladles, crucibles, sandblasting cabinets, and more. It is suitable for cleaning both metal and sand-cast surfaces without causing damage or leaving behind any residue.

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

Dry ice cleaning offers several advantages over traditional cleaning methods such as sandblasting, solvent cleaning, and manual scrubbing. 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 foundry 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 foundry equipment and components?

Yes, dry ice blasting is safe for use on foundry 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 foundry 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 sand, scale, and other tough residues from foundry equipment?

Yes, dry ice blasting is highly effective at removing sand, scale, and other tough residues from foundry equipment and components. 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 foundry components, including sand molds, cores, and pattern equipment, with ease.

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