Sand blasting, also known as abrasive blasting, defines the process of smoothing, shaping and cleaning a hard surface by using compressed air to force solid particles across that surface at high speeds; the effect is similar to that of using sandpaper. A consistent finish is obtainable at corners or crannies.

Characteristics of Abrasive Blasting or Sand Blasting Services

Clean

  1. Remove oil, grease, dirt and other surface contaminants from the surface.
  2. Restore item to its original condition by removing the rust.

Deburr/ Removal

  1. Remove burrs or edge profiling machined components.
  2. Deflash metallic and non-metallic parts like aluminium, zinc and plastic parts.
  3. Remove mill scale prior to painting, bonding or other coating operations.

Texture

  1. Create intricate and bold designs on glass, marble, stone, acrylic, wood, ceramic and other materials.
  2. Create a matte cosmetic surface finish on products.
  3. Alter the appearance of molded or stamped products by surface texturing of tooling and molds.

Surface preparation

  1. Remove oil, grease, dirt and other surface contaminants prior to painting, bonding or other coating operations.
  2. Remove old finishes like chroming, anodizing, in preparation for finishing applications.

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