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  • Important Safety Gear for Sandblasting

    Sandblast Media When sandblasting, safety is a high concern. Without proper safety gear, all sorts of health problems can occur, such as irritated eyes and lungs, painful skin damage, or even increased cancer risk due to the exposure of inhaled irritants from the blasting media. Most industrial manufacturers know that sandblasters can be dangerous to employees, and safety is often the highest concern in the factory. One of the best ways to prevent injury to workers is by providing them with high quality safety gear. All persons operating sandblasters should...

  • Media Blasting the Custom Way

    Sandblast Media The wide spectrum of designs for media blasting equipment allows for most buyers to find the right machine to suit their needs. However, there are those who have such specific dimensions and qualities that they require a custom built media blasting apparatus. Media blasting, which is also known as sandblasting is a technique that demands careful planning and immense control. One must consider the material they want treated and the size of that material to decide if what shape and scope the machine should be as well as...

  • The Shapes and Sizes of the Sandblaster

    Sandblast Media In a society that is over-run by multiple brands of the same product, with only slight aesthetic differences half the time, choosing one product over another can be difficult. Personally I have trouble in the toothpaste aisle. The same struggle must apply to manufacturing, construction, agriculture and automotive companies, to name a few, when they are buying industrial products. So what makes one product more worthwhile than another? A smart shopper will approach a purchase with a few key elements in mind, while also knowing exactly what they...

  • The Variety of Sandblast Media

    Sand may have been the original media used in the blasting technique, but the variety of media options now available has progressed way beyond that. That is mainly because the sand, which is also known as silica, that was used exclusively in the beginning of sandblasting technology ended up causing health problems for those in its vicinity when in use. Therefore, alternate media had to be found, and the wide spectrum of alternatives now available each come with their own sets of positive traits. Many sandblast media substances are white,...

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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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