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Sandblast Media

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of sandblast media manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top sandblast media manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find sandblast media companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture sandblast media to your companies specifications. Then contact the sandblast media companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of abrasive blasting media, media blasters, plastic media blasting, or customized sandblast media's of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Langhorne, PA 215-752-8800

    For more than sixty years, Empire Abrasive Equipment has been specializing in the design and production of blasting equipment. If you are looking for a product with superior quality, that meets all of your needs, and has a great warranty, call Empire. Their sandblast media is the top of the line, and they will be there for advice, assistance and equipment, even on short notice.

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  • Hartland, WI 800-854-0030

    We offer a full line of blast systems and sandblast media. Our company offers abrasives, parts, accessories and the best team of experts to assist you with your products. Whether your application requires a standard unit or a custom product, our engineers can work with you through the process. Your search is over; you have found the right supplier. For more information please visit our website or give our representatives a call!

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  • South Elgin, IL 708-345-5300

    Our company keeps you in mind when it comes to sandblast media. Our premium selection of products will not only improve the stress tolerances of your items but also enhance the appearances of those items. Let us know which of our factory direct items are best for you or give us a call and we can help you decide! To see all of our sandblast media please visit our website!

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  • Rocklin, CA 916-409-2458

    Built for the industrial market, Raptor Blaster cabinets will greatly enhance any production facility, shop, garage or business. Our abrasive blast cabinets and accessories are manufactured in the USA, with solid construction and high performance for consistent results over time.

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  • Piscataway, NJ 888-515-9443

    Kramer Industries provides sandblast equipment, abrasive blast equipment, sandblast cabinets and abrasive blasting cleaners. We specialize in mass-finishing equipment systems and supplies. Kramer Industries guarantees top-quality results; call us today for more information!

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ARTICLES AND PRESS RELEASES

Reusing Abrasive Media in Blast Cabinets for Max Efficiency

Reusing abrasive media is a process that can happen in blast cabinets and other contained blast enclosures. For portable sandblasting and outdoor blasting, the used media is too difficult to collect, filter, and reuse, so that media generally gets disposed.   However, if you’re using a blast cabinet for industrial applications, having a process for reusing abrasive media becomes important. Some of the factors you must consider are: how many times can you recycle certain types of blast media? What variables will extend or shorten the life of your media?... Read More

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Sandblast Media

Sandblast media are abrasive particles which, when combined with a stream of pressurized air or water, are used to change the properties of a surface. Sandblast media can be a collection of silica, ground corn cobs, walnut shells, garnet, copper slag, cut wire and a wide variety of other materials.

Sandblasting originally made use of silica particles exclusively, but as research uncovered health risks associated with long-term exposure to the dust created by silica blasting, alternative media were developed. These media, while minimizing health risks, were also discovered to outperform silica media in some applications. For example, the development of shot peening equipment allowed for the speedy and efficient peening, or strain hardening, of large areas of metal surfaces, a process that would have been impossible using silica media. Crushed walnut shells were also developed as blasting media and were discovered to create smaller amounts of dust during the treatment process. Soda blasting equipment, which uses bicarbonate of soda for blasting media, became popular for the same reason. Even more varieties of blast media are utilized in grit blasters and shot blasters.

All media blasting treatments work according to the same, basic concept: small particles moving at high speeds collide with surface particles and dislodge them. Beyond this commonality, though, blasting techniques vary dramatically in terms of method and their intended purpose. One use, for example, could be to remove impurities from a surface in advance of paint reapplication. Such sandblasting projects are usually intended to create the smoothest, most paint-ready surface possible. Glass etching, on the other hand, can be performed with entirely different blast media and may leave the surface rough and clouded. Different effects will be achieved in the blasting process depending on what kind of blast media is used. Aluminum oxide, for example, is used for cutting through metals and is prized because it can be easily reused. Corn cobs are often used when a surface is likely to be damaged by harsher media. The rest of the variety of basting media ranges for the super-coarse and hard to the super-fine and soft; the whole range is necessary to accommodate the equally wide range of media blasting applications.



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