More on Abrasive Blasting
Thickness: Very little material is removed (subject to abrasive selected).
Hardness: Can increase surface hardness on some metals due to peening action.
Gloss: Subject to the media used. Can range from very rough to smooth.
Toxicity: Approved for food contact.
Corrosion Resistance: Can remove surface contamination that may affect corrosion resistance.
Hydrogen Embrittlement: No hydrogen embrittlement on high strength steels. The blasting action may stress relieve parts.
Standards: There are standards for the blasting of steel components.
Cost: This can vary greatly depending on what process we use. Hand blasting large parts can become very time consuming with resultant charges. If the parts are suitable for our spindle blast machine, where less labour is required, costs are significantly lower. Please contact us to find out more.