Steel shot blasting is a process where abrasive particles are pneumatically or centrifugally accelerated and forcefully directed against a surface. These high speed abrasive particles remove contaminants from the material’s surface and condition the surface for subsequent finishing.
Shot blasting is a fabulous process to give the desired finish to critical components than using different technology. It still remains one of the lesser known processes but an important one. It is normally done on concrete or metal surfaces. While similar to a sandblasting process, shot blasting is very much different in the way it is executed and exhibiting effectiveness. Almost every industry that uses metal including aerospace, automotive, construction, foundry, ship-building, rail, and many others makes use of shot blasting.
Shot blasting over conventional sand blasting
Steel beads are “shot” inside a machine onto the component to clean it in an industrial manner. To begin, you load the machine with the beads or shot pellets. The beads “blast” off any stains embedded on the components that can’t be removed through normal cleaning methods. Typical shot blasting application includes:
• Roughening surfaces in preparation for thermal spraying, painting, bonding or other coating operations
• Removing rust, scale, sand, or paint
• Providing a matte surface finish
• Removing flash from molded components
• Cosmetic surface enhancement or etching
The steel is cleaned to bare white metal giving the best possible surface essential for the application. There are various different types of shot blasting machines. Some machines are considered “ride-on” machines similar to a tractor. The machines are available in different types and sizes. The great thing about shot blasting is that there is hardly any dust or cleanup involved in the process.
Quality Spares Centre is one of the few names to offer a vast and qualitative range of industrial steel abrasive products. Committed to follow fair business practices, they have earned the desired goodwill in the market.
Being unaware here-in-before, the auto components industries have been using the sand blasting medium for surface treatment of components such as nuts, bolts, screws, clutch plates etc. etc. By evolving a new technique, the company has accomplished this function by using shot blasting process in place of sand blasting.
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