Glass bead blasting is an effective and proven process used in mass finishing. Bead blasting produces a smoother and brighter finish compared to angular abrasives. Through bead blasting, there is minimal to no dimensional change to metal surface. Glass bead blasting will not leave embedded contaminates or residue and can improve corrosive resistance.
Stainless Steel Media
Used for polishing and burnishing. This media has substantial weight (heavier than carbon steel) which exerts added pressure and increased resistance to effectively reduce finishing time. Various shapes and sizes are available to develop the ideal process for your specific parts.
The use of steel shot blasting for surface preparation can provide effective surface preparation without the need for harsh chemicals or other potentially hazardous materials. You may be able to reduce surface preparation time by as much as 75 percent, while providing substantial labor cost savings. Steel shot can also remove scale and other surface debris without damaging or removing the underlying metal while promoting adhesion of pain, epoxy, and metal coatings.
Zirconia Blasting Beads (Zirblast)
Zirblast ceramic beads are used as blasting media for blast cleaning and surface preparation applications. Zirblast beads are durable blasting media that offer effective cleaning power with no surface contamination to deliver a smooth satin finish. They are suitable for blasting the surface of all kinds of steel, aluminum and other non-ferrous alloys to remove oxide, rust, sand, coatings and burrs. Zirblast has been proven to last up to 10-15 times longer than standard glass bead due to its strength profile providing significant cost savings and high productivity.
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