Bead & Grit Blasting
Bead & Grit blasting services in Minneapolis are processes that finish, clean or prepare metals and plastics using a variety of media in blasting machines.
Blasting removes surface debris such as rust or other types of residual contaminants and scale. This process is also important in the cleaning and roughening of part surfaces prior to coating, painting or plating. The increased surface adhesion of a suitably blasted part results in a stronger bond between the coating and the parts surface. Abrasive blasting is also used to achieve a random particulate finish in order to blend tool marks or other surface imperfections and provide a uniform surface finish.
Bead & Grit Blasting Media
Some of the most common types of abrasive blasting media include glass bead, ceramic and aluminum oxide. Glass bead is a spherical shot that results in a soft, bright finish and is excellent for shot blasting and light deburring applications. Aluminum oxide is a grit media and is very abrasive. It is used for blasting some of the hardest metals and surfaces. Aluminum oxide is used for tough cleaning operations or when a sharp surface profile is required. The different media come in various sizes that can be matched to fit the application. Other types of metallic, synthetic, and mineral blasting media are available depending on customer needs.
Eaglemaster has a wide variety of blasting machines. Many of our machines are to dedicated specific types of media in order to shorten set up times and avoid contamination. Special setups can be done upon request.
BEAD & GRIT BLASTING SERVICES IN MINNEAPOLIS ARE IDEAL FOR THE FOLLOWING APPLICATIONS
- Cleaning the surface of parts to remove rust, corrosion and scale
- Texturing/profiling for paint adhesion
- Texturing for mechanical function to specific micro-finish ranges
- Producing a uniform cosmetic appearance
- Preparing parts for plating, coating, anodizing, ect…
- Blending tool mark or other surface imperfections