Bead blasting is another coating removal service we offer. The process involves removing surface deposits and unwanted coating layers by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure to the surface of the material or component without damaging the surface.
It is commonly used in the automation industry to remove paint from vehicle body parts during restoration. In this area, bead blasting is often the preferred method rather than sand blasting, as bead blasting will provide a uniform surface finish on machined parts.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT MEDIA
The most important properties that should be considered in the selection of blast media for a particular application are the material or chemical composition, hardness, density, particle shape, screen or particle size and impact resistance.
This is where our years of expertise allows us to choose the correct media for bead blasting for you. Whether it be Glass Beads, Plastic Beads or Particles, Brown or White Aluminum Oxide or Walnut shell.
Wet Bead Blasting
Wet blasting, sometimes referred to as vapor blasting is the process for removing a coating layer (e.g. paint, rust, dirt) from a surface.
Dry Bead Blasting
Dry bead blasting is primarily used on stainless steel finishing, for any type of fabrication and gives the metal a satin finish.
BENEFITS OF BEAD BLASTING
One of the biggest advantages of bead blasting is how safe it is to do. It is lead-free, environmentally friendly, and doesn’t create dust. The glass beads used in the bead blasting process are often made from recycled glass, which helps to reduce the carbon footprint.
Another big benefits of bead blasting is that rust, layers of paint, and other types of coating can be removed without damaging the underlying surface material. This allows it to be used as a finishing process to smooth out the coating of the final product.
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