Blast Systems

Abrasive Blast Systems

There are many different ways to finish machine parts and pieces, and abrasive blast systems are among the most popular and commonly used. It’s typical to use an abrasive blast cabinet, wet abrasive blasting system or slurry blast cabinet to remove carbon deposits, oxides and discolorations. In general, abrasive blast systems prepare surfaces for cosmetics, platings, painting or coatings.

Cleaning precision parts, stampings, dies, molds, castings, pistons and valves are just some of the processes that abrasive blasting system equipment can help you accomplish quickly and easily. Abrasive blasting removes heat treat scale, carbon deposits, slag, oxides and discoloration, light machine burrs, paint, varnish, lacquer and rust.

Abrasive blasting is useful in preparing surfaces for plating, painting, anodizing and the bonding of coatings. Additionally, abrasive blast systems allow you to accomplish peening to increase the fatigue resistance of critical parts, to increase the resistance of parts that operate in corrosive environments and to provide stress relief at weld points. Abrasive blasting also provides decorative, high-quality finishes for the automotive, appliance, photography and jewelry industries.

Abrasive blast cleaning systems and processes typically incorporate a variety of media to provide various finishes, including aluminum oxide, plastic abrasive, glass beads, steel grit, ceramic media, corn cob and others.

Different Types of Abrasive Blast Systems

As noted above, different applications and parts require different abrasive blast systems for finishing. Here’s a look at some of the most common abrasive blast systems you might consider:

  • Abrasive blast cabinets: Abrasive blast cabinets work best for cleaning precision parts, dies, castings, valves, pistons, molds and stampings. At Advanced Deburring & Finishing, we offer abrasive blast cabinets in a variety of different types and sizes, so we always have the solution for your needs.
  • Wet blast: A wet abrasive blasting system is best when preparing for final surface coatings. What is wet blasting? A wet blast is known to effectively clean, deflash, descale texture parts and pieces. The wet blast process itself involves using an abrasive and water driven by a custom pump to achieve the desired finish.
  • Slurry blast: A slurry blast cabinet is a wet blast approach that uses proprietary technology from Proceco. This approach is known to provide fast and effective parts cleaning in just minutes. A slurry blast works for nearly all metals, but it is most effective on white metal and aluminum.

Abrasive blast systems are essential for preparing newly manufactured components for their ultimate application. An abrasive blast cabinet can smooth rough surfaces, roughen smooth surfaces when needed, shape surfaces and remove contaminants from surfaces. These types of blasting system help ensure that parts are ready to perform durably and reliably for the long-term.

Find the Abrasive Blast Systems You Need at Advanced Deburring & Finishing

At Advanced Deburring & Finishing, we focus on providing services that are both efficient and cost-effective. We’re also committed to using the latest and greatest in industry technology, so we can provide the most impactful services for our many clients.

Customers from around the world trust our team to lower costs, shorten lead times, improve quality and generally enhance their competitive positions. We take each job as a responsibility to live up to and an opportunity to help those customers improve their own businesses. Whether you need access to an abrasive blast cabinet, wet abrasive blasting system, slurry blast cabinet or another type of high-performing finishing machine, we can deliver.

Contact us today to learn more about our abrasive blast systems.

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