Abrasive Blasting

Exploring the: Abrasive Blasting Zone

26 Results for: Experts

Sort by:
Published: 1/1/2017

How to Produce a Visual Blasted Finish
Q. Can you recommend a process that can give a visual blasted finish?

Published: 1/1/2017

Automated Abrasive Finishing for High-Volume Production
Q. We have a high-volume small stainless ½" × 1" part with a heavy external burr. How can we deburr and automate this part?

Published: 1/1/2017

Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Blasting Media That Reduce or Eliminate Ferrous Surface Contamination
Q. We are blasting our stainless parts in a blast cabinet with a finer steel shot. We are concerned about ferrous contamination but need the impact the steel media produces for our parts. What media do you recommend?

Published: 11/1/2016

Powder Coating Clinic: Discoloration of Metal-Flake in Powder
Q. We have a metal-flake silver powder color that we use regularly. If the surface is abraded with a Taber wheel—or even a pencil eraser—it darkens significantly in the abraded area. We even have this problem when our parts scrape against cardboard ...

Published: 11/1/2016

Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Recoverable Blasting Media
Q. We blast with a No. 9 glass bead media in our blast cabinets, but are interested in what our hourly media cost would be and how cost compares to other medias?

Published: 11/1/2016

Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Pressure Blasting for Heavy Mill Scale Removal
Q. We are blasting heavy mill scales off of medium-sized parts in our suction blast cabinet with 80-grit aluminum oxide. We want to continue to blast by hand in a cabinet but would like to be more efficient. Can you suggest a quicker process?

Published: 11/1/2016

Mechanical Finishing Clinic: Steel, Stainless Burnishings for Edge Dulling
Q. We have a precision 5 x 6-inch stainless machined part with various small holes. We need to dull the many edges and brighten the part. We’ve tried vibratory mass finishing, but the medias wear down and lodge into the holes. What finishing system ...

Published: 10/1/2016

Parts Cleaning Clinic: Zinc Shot Blasting, Zinc Plating Alternatives
David S. Peterson talks zinc shot blasting, zinc plating alternatives, and advantages to reducing the heating of alkaline cleaners.

Published: 7/1/2016

Visual Finishing Options In Mechanical Finishing
There are only three visual finishes (with variances of each) with mechanical finishing when visual effects are important: bright-reflective, satin-matte and directional or non-directional lines.

Published: 4/1/2016

Mechanical Finishing Q&A: Mechanical Finishing with Bowl Vibratory Machine
We have heard a lot about other types of vibratory and high energy systems. What is your recommendation for the best machine?