GLASS BEAD BLASTING.
Glass bead blasting is a gentler process that will enhance the finish of machines parts and produce a bright, non-glare subtle finish which is bespoke to each customers’ requirements. The process can be applied to any metal component and is particularly effective on aluminium and stainless steel.
The shot peening process is the most cost effective and practical method of inducing surface residual compressive stresses.
ALUMINIUM OXIDE BLASTING
Aluminium oxide blasting is a form of abrasive blasting that involves propelling abrasive media using compressed air onto the surface of metal components.
GLASS BEAD BLASTING
Glass bead blasting is a gentler process that will enhance the finish of machines parts and produce a bright, non-glare subtle finish.
Metallic coatings provide a layer that changes the surface properties of the workpiece to those of the metal being applied. The workpiece becomes a composite material exhibiting properties generally not achievable by either material if used alone.
Chemical Blacking helps to preserve the metal from corrosion which gives a decorative black finish on most ferrous surfaces. This is quite critical on screw thread and bearings.
Vapor blasting uses water with media which is recycled around the machine. The water buffers the media when it hits the component giving a smooth finish, especially on stainless steel and aluminium, without damaging the metal.
Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface. It is used to clean calcium deposits from pool tiles or any other surfaces, remove embedded fungus, and brighten grout color. It is also used in auto body work to remove paint. In removing paint for auto body work, bead blasting is preferred over sand blasting, as sand blasting tends to create a greater surface profile than bead blasting. In creating a uniform surface finish on machined parts. It is additionally used in cleaning mineral specimens, most of which have a Mohs hardness of 7 or less and would thus be damaged by sand.