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Normally, when there is a need to remove heavy material from a surface, most people think of sandblasting as the best method. This can be true, in many instances, but not in cases where the surface is metal and the contaminants are bonded to the surface. For the cleaning of industrial level impurities on metals, the best process is shot blasting, which uses centrifugal force to apply an abrasive instead of compressed air. Read More…

Shot Blasting Machine For the cleaning of industrial level impurities on metals, the best process is shot blasting, which uses centrifugal force to apply an abrasive instead of compressed air.
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Hartland, WI  |  800-854-0030

Our sandblast equipment is designed to handle a wide variety of applications and we use manufacturing methods that guarantee these machines will stand the test of time.

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Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. $$$

South Elgin, IL  |  708-345-5300

We have decades of experience in the finishing industry and we specialize in aqueous washing, abrasive blasting, vibratory finishing, polishing and buffing.

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Pomona, CA  |  866-987-8786

Solutions4Blast is your one-stop source for air blast cabinets, wet blast cabinets, blast rooms and both, shot and peening equipment. Our products and services include blasting equipment, dust collectors, parts, service, maintenance, and consultation. Customization options for existing equipment are also available. For more information, call or visit our website.

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Eau Claire, WI  |  800-657-6956

LPI Lift Systems - Blast Booth Lifts: For over 40 years LPI has been providing lifts and work platforms offering safer, more ergonomic ways to position operators in hazardous applications. LPI’s Blast Lift designs range from 3-Axis Blast Lifts, Enclosed Cab Blast Lifts, & Vertically Adjustable Catwalks, to Rail Guided Overhead platforms and overhead gantry type lifts. Blast hose can be attached to lift reducing operator fatigue and strain when repositioning.

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LPI Lift Systems™ $$$

Ivyland, PA  |  215-310-5055

In business since 1953, Titan Abrasive Systems is an OEM who provides an extensive line of American-made sandblasting equipment, including custom-engineered blast rooms. We eliminate the middleman and sell directly to our customers, which means you can expect low turnaround times, affordable prices, and access to knowledgeable engineers who can answer all of your questions. To get started, visit our website or call today!

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Titan Abrasive Systems, Inc. $$$
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Metal working has the same needs for cleaning as any other manufacturing process. Unfortunately, due to the properties of metals, an extra amount of strength is required for cleaning to achieve proper surface quality. Though sandblasting may seem to be the first choice, surprisingly, it does not have enough strength to remove rust, scales, and welding slag from metals.

Shot blasting machines have been developed to assist metal fabricators in the processing of their products to meet their appearance standards. There are three main functions of shot blasting machines, which are cleaning, enhancing, and strengthening of metals. The use of which function depends on the industry where restoration requires the removal of rust and grim while metal finishing needs surface preparation.

The surfaces of completed metal parts need to have treatments applied prior to being packaged for shipment. Washing, chemical baths, and other means of cleaning may not be sufficient to achieve the level of cleanliness necessary. Shot blasting machine cleaning removes any form of residue to prepare a part for final processing or the application of paint or sealant.

Metal surfaces require preparation prior to be painted. Most metal processors use some form of roughing or texturing method to achieve the correct grit. The first choice for many manufacturers is shot blasting, which can properly prepare a surface to have it ready for painting. Once a metal surface has been blasted, it is ready for the application of paint or coating.

Peening is a method of strengthening the material properties of a metal by applying stress to the surface. A perfect and widely used method to achieve the proper stress level is shot blasting, where, in this case, it is referred to as peening blasting. The process expands the surface of a metal by creating an expanded layer of compressed stress while relieving tensile stress.

The use of shot blasting requires careful preparation and containment. The strength and force that shot blasting applies to metal surfaces can be extremely dangerous if not properly contained and controlled. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and OSHA have created a strict set of guidelines for the shot blasting process.