Shot Blasting Machine Manufacturers and Suppliers

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  • Hartland, WI 800-854-0030

    Our sandblast equipment is designed to handle a wide variety of applications and we use manufacturing methods that guarantee these machines will stand the test of time. Our cost efficient systems will save you in energy expenses and we promise to assist you right away if you ever run into problems. We offer unsurpassed services and we integrated several value-added features into our products.

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  • South Elgin, IL 708-345-5300

    We have decades of experience in the finishing industry and we specialize in aqueous washing, abrasive blasting, vibratory finishing, polishing and buffing. All of our sandblast equipment is created right here in the USA and we promise that these products adhere to all industrial standards and regulations. We are ambitiously developing the newest innovations and we continuously improve our manufacturing facility. Contact us today to learn more!

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  • Norcross, GA 770-246-9883

    Innovative Peening Systems provides shot peening and abrasive blasting equipment manufacture. We offer custom blasting machines, designed to your specifications. Innovative Peening Systems also can rebuild industrial machinery and offer total automation.

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  • Painesville, OH 440-897-5226

    Unified Technologies is proud to offer a full range of top-quality continuous-duty automatic shot blast systems. Including Spinner Hanger, Tumble Blast, Pass Through, etc. Our shot blast equipment will improve your results, reduce labor costs, and save you money.

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  • Saratoga Springs, NY 800-228-7894

    Designers and builders of industrial cabinet-blast machinery, including manual, semi-automatic and fully automated air-blast systems, standard and custom-engineered wet blasting machines, wheel-blast machines, shot peening systems, robotic blast systems and precision surface preparation systems.

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  • Coopersville, MI 800-727-2442

    Surface Blasting Systems specializes in designing and building blasting equipment to meet the individual customer's needs. We listen to your exact requirements and determine the best solution, whether suction, pressure or a wheel blaster, and then we make it as durable as possible.

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Shot Blasting Machine Industry Information

Shot Blasting Machine

Shot blasting is a process for the removal of contaminants and impurities from the surfaces of metals and steel. Though the term shot blasting is all encompassing, other words are used to describe the process, such as grit blasting, abrasive blasting, peening, and media blasting. Which descriptor is used depends on the machine’s manufacturer or the main use of the machine.

It is easy to get the terms sandblasting and shot blasting confused since they seem to describe the same function. Sandblasting uses compressed air to shoot some form of abrasive against a surface. The shot blasting process is built around centrifugal force to propel media at a surface and is a far more aggressive operation than sandblasting.

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Applications for Shot Blasting Machines

There are three basic purposes for shot blasting – cleaning, enhancement, or the manipulation of the properties of a metal. Industries like shipbuilding, aircraft maintenance, casting and foundry industries, forging, rail production, vehicle painting, and alloy wheel cleaning depend on shot blasting machines as a means of cleaning or preparing metals.

Cleaning With Shot Blasting Machines
For the purposes of cleaning, shot blasting machines are an effective method for removing contaminants or roughening a surface prior to applying primer or a coating. This usage is important for metal working industries that require their products to have a coating or sealant. The blasting force removes rust and welding slag or scales to create a uniform and smooth surface for finishing or preparation for painting.
Enhancing Metal With Shot Blasting
The painting of a metal surface requires it to be roughed or textured for a coating to be able to adhere. To achieve sufficient grit, the surface is treated with a shot blasting machine that uses an abrasive to add the appropriate gradation. Once the blasting process is completed, the metal can easily be painted and sealed.
Manipulation of Metal Properties
A special function of shot blasting is to strengthen the material properties of a metal by applying stress to its surface. When the process is done correctly, the surface of a metal is expanded, creating a layer of compressed stress while relieving its tensile stress. This form of shot blasting is referred to as peening.

Standards and Specifications of Shot Blasting

Surfaces that require shot blasting are normally larger and more difficult to manipulate, requiring a strong application of force with denser media material. Shot blasting demands very strict safety procedures and stringent containment. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA have established a set of regulations regarding shot blasting machines. The process is usually used for restoring automobile frames or cleaning large steel containers.