Industrial Sandblasting Services
Sandblasting is the process of modifying surfaces by 'blasting' the material with abrasive material propelled by compressed air. The process may be used to remove surface coatings, smooth a rough surface, or roughen a smooth surface. It's often done to prepare a surface for treatment.
Industrial Applications of sandblasting
There are many reasons your business might use industrial sandblasting services.
The most common application is to prepare a surface for treatment. The surface may need to be made smoother or more abrasive in order to create the kind of coating required for its application.
Another common purpose is to remove burrs and sharp edges from parts. Sometimes manufactured parts have rough spots or sharp edges that must be cleaned up before the part may be used safely. Sandblasting can accomplish this.
Finally, sandblasting may be used to clean, polish, cut, or etch signs and surfaces.
Types of sandblasting
Sandblasting can be done on a small scale within sandblasting cabinets to clean or polish parts. It's also done at scale to clean concrete and brick surfaces.
Sandblasting media varies greatly, from silica sand to agate and even ground walnut shell.