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. We use aluminium oxide and glass bead in different machines.
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.
Vapour Blasting is a process also known as wet blasting, or aquablast cleaning. The Vapour Blast process involves 3 basic components, a slurry consisting of glass beads and water with compressed air providing the motive force. No hazardous or toxic chemicals are used. The process takes place inside of a purpose built blasting cabinet which utilizes a recirculation pump to maintain the slurry in suspension.
Located inside the blast cabinet is a hand held spray nozzle which receives a continuous supply of the slurry. This nozzle is the mixing point where the slurry and compressed air come together, exiting in a high velocity vapour. It is this vapour that performs the cleaning action, resulting in a “like new” surface finish.