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Blasting Methods, Shot Blasting, Abrasive Blast Cleaning Methods

3 Ways That Shot Blasting Can Improve Your Metalwork

Shot blasting is an abrasive ‘blast’ surface treatment that uses round metal shots that are propelled under high velocity, commonly to polish a metal substrate, to strengthen it, or to repair damaged metalwork by closing cracks or tiny tears. The force required to propel the particles is achieved using a centrifuge or wheel, spun at high[...]

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Blasting Methods, Grit Blasting

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 required.

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Blasting Methods

The Difference Between Shot Blasting, Grit Blasting & Soda Blasting

Media blasting is how we clean up steel after fabrication. When we go to blast steel components there are a lot of options and they all have something different to offer. Grit blasting is a blanket term for using an abrasive that is shot at high velocity, which will clean or alter the metal's surface. Media blasting can be used to varying effects,[...]

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