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Shot Blasting

How Shot Blasting Can Give Your Equipment A New Lease Of Life

Shot blasting is a fast and cost effective process for smoothening rough metal surfaces. It is commonly employed to restore old equipment and steelwork, removing dirt, grease, rust and old paint in preparation for repainting. Our shot blasting gallery shows several examples of how we have applied this in practice.

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Shot Blasting

5 Reasons Why Shot Blasting Is Better Than Chemical Cleaners

Shot blasting has recently become an essential part of the metal and steel fabrication industry since it is cost effective and leave good finish. Shot blasting is used when preparing architectural or structural steel component for finishing.

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Grit Blasting, Blasting Methods

The Grit Blasting Process Explained

Grit blasting is an extremely popular method of preparing the surface of an object for subsequent finishing, such as with painting, powder coating and others. By abrading the surface of a target object with a high speed stream of abrasive particles, dirt and rust are removed, and grit blasting can even impart a texture to the surface if[...]

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Powder Coating

How To Maintain Powder Coated Surfaces

Powder coated finishes are very robust and long lasting and normally require very little cleaning or maintenance. Some applications naturally receive more wear and tear than others and will show signs of ageing faster as a result. For example, a powder coated handrail on a busy staircase receives transfer of body oils, grime and dirt perhaps[...]

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Powder Coating

Common Examples Of Objects That Use Powder Coating

Objects that can be powder coated are restricted only by size, really. They are almost always metal but some processes can handle non-metal objects, like plastics. The powder coating process requires them to be suspended in a spray booth to spray on the coating and then baked to cure it. Baking can be carried out in an electric oven / gas oven[...]

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Grit Blasting, Shot Blasting

Common Examples Of Objects That Use Grit Blasting

Grit blasting, of which sand blasting is just one type, is an extremely popular method for cleaning and preparing the surface of an object by removing rust and dirt. It is much faster than sanding the item down by hand and often the abrasive material can be captured and recycled when used with an enclosed cabinet for smaller objects.

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Why You Should Avoid Cheap Metal Fabrication Companies

You are entrusting your architectural steel fabrication to a third party, so you really hope you have made a good choice. Metal fabrication companies are like any other industry in that the range of standards and quality can be anything from truly excellent to extremely poor. It’s the latter you want to avoid at all costs because the outcome of[...]

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Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Process

Powder coating is used very widely to impart a long lasting, durable and anti-corrosive coating to a wide variety of objects including architectural steel parts, such as railings. It is preferred and specified by many designers because of its attractive finish and wide range of available colours.

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Grit Blasting

The Benefits Of Grit Blasting

Grit blasting involves abrading an object’s surface by directing a high stream jet of some abrasive medium at it in order to remove contaminants. One of the most well-known examples is what is commonly called “sand blasting” where a stream of sand particles forms a high velocity stream to remove rust and dirt from an object or a surface such as[...]

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Structural Steel Fabrication

Are The Fabrication Methods For Sheet Metal And Stainless Steel Different?

The differences between mild steel sheet and stainless steel are quite fundamental. It does mean that some different fabrication techniques are required when working in the different materials.

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