Blasting Media

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Glass Bead

Glass Bead

  • All-purpose media
  • Hones, polishes, peens, blends, finishes, removes light burrs, or cleans light foreign matter (e.g., carbon or surface residues from pistons and valves)
  • Can be used to detect weld and solder flaws
  • Available in a wide range of sizes (screens)
Ceramic Shot

Ceramic Shot

  • Dustless
  • Cleans, satin finishes, deburrs, and tumbles.
  • Exceptional working life
  • Can be used for stainless steel and nonferrous metal surfaces. No subsequent decontamination required Excellent for stainless steel weld cleaning
Steel Shot

Steel Shot

  • Causes a peening action and produces a dimpled surface
  • Peens and cleans heavy forgings and removes heat-treating scale
Steel Grit

Steel Grit

  • Cleans quickly
  • Ideal to prep surface for a new coating
  • Can be mixed with grit to achieve unique finishes
Brown Aluminum Oxide

Brown Aluminum Oxide

  • Extremely fast cutting
  • Can produce an “anchor” pattern to prep for recoating
  • Removes heavy foreign matter, deburrs, frosts glass and letters stone
  • Can be reused many times
  • Available in a wide range of sizes
  • Available in a wheel grade grain (produced to grinding wheel specifications), which is used in tight tolerance blasting, lapping, or where iron levels or dust are of concern
White Aluminum Oxide

White Aluminum Oxide

  • Used primarily in the production of grinding wheels and honing stones
  • Used when iron contamination is a concern or as a refractory material in the investment casting process
  • Blasting applications include dental labs and aerospace parts
Black Silicon Carbide

Black Silicon Carbide

  • Hard, sharp abrasive
  • Used in grinding wheels, honing stones, coated and loose abrasive applications
Green Silicon Carbide

Green Silicon Carbide

  • Specialty grain
  • Used almost exclusively in the manufacturing of grinding wheels, mounted points and honing stones
Crushed Glass

Crushed Glass

  • Sharp, more aggressive media
  • Used when glass chemical properties are desired
Plastic Media

Plastic Media

  • High tensile, compressive and flexural strength, combined with comparatively low hardness
  • Deflashes plastic parts and cleaning molds, dies, electronic connections and circuit boards
  • Deburrs machined-iron castings and nonferrous screw machine parts
Walnut Shells

Walnut Shells

  • Removes foreign matter or coatings without etching, scratching or marring the cleaned areas
  • Cleans delicate molds, armatures and electric motors prior to rewinding
Corn cob

Corn cob

  • Soft-grit blasting material
  • Removes light foreign matter such as carbon, oil and dirt without affecting surfaces
Baking soda

Baking soda

  • Soft, single pass media
  • Cleans and depaints machines, dies, molds, and presses
  • Degreases and strips almost any material without substrate damage
Vibratory Finishing

Jet Mag

  • Used in replacement of Silica Sand.
Novaculite

Novaculite

  • Used primarily for wet blast applications