The right size of steel shot or grit blast media can make all the difference in a project's outcome. By understanding the application requirements and keeping in mind the equipment considerations, optimal results can be ensured.
Choosing the right abrasive blast media is essential for achieving the desired finish on a variety of surface materials. The wrong choice can result in an unsatisfactory finish, wasted materials, and potential damage to the surface. As a leading supplier in the industry, SurfacePrep understands the importance of making the right choice. Here’s a guide to help you make an informed decision for your surface finishing application with commonly used abrasives.
The joint surface preparation standards by NACE International and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), which have recently united to form The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AAMP), are widely accepted among contractors and organizations. While these standards provide an effective framework for achieving consistent surface preparation results, they can be confusing due to their numbering system, which does not necessarily indicate higher levels of surface preparation with higher numbers. To aid comprehension, the following is a simplified breakdown of each standard.
In the vast world of manufacturing, we often marvel at the sight of complex assembly lines or precision robotic arms. However, one crucial yet often unheralded step in the manufacturing process is ‘finishing’. An area where Abrasive Mass Finishing truly shines.
In the metal finishing world, abrasive blasting plays a pivotal role. Two main types dominate the field: suction and pressure abrasive blasting.
Understanding the differences and applications for each can be a game-changer for your project results.