We have recently acquired a new ultrasonic cleaning machine in the workshop. Ultrasonic technology has been one of the best applications of innovative technology in the craft of band instrument repair. The ultrasonic technology uses an eco-friendly solution to remove the harmful deposits that build up in your instrument. Ultrasonic cleaning uses cavitation bubbles induced by high frequency pressure (sound) waves to agitate a liquid. The agitation produces high forces on contaminants adhering to substrates like metals, plastics, glass, rubber, and ceramics. This action also penetrates blind holes, cracks, and recesses. The intention is to thoroughly remove all traces of contamination tightly adhering or embedded onto solid surfaces.This technology is nothing short of amazing, and even after hand cleaning an instrument there is still a lot of ‘gunk’ that the ultrasonic machine is able to remove from your instrument!