Glass Beads are a round, spherical media that produce a softer and brighter finish angular medias. Glass Beads are used for blasting, peening, honing, cleaning, and light deburring.
Glass beads are manufactured from lead-free, soda lime-type glass, containing no free silica that is made into preformed round, ball shapes. They produce a much smoother and brighter finish than angular abrasives. Glass bead blasting produces a clean, bright, peened, satin finish, without dimensional change of the parts. They can be recycled approximately 30 times. Chemically inert and environmentally friendly, glass beads are an acceptable method of metal cleaning or surface finishing when properly controlled.
Available in a wide range of sizes, glass beads are primarily used in blasting cabinets for honing, polishing, peening, blending, finishing, removing light burrs, and cleaning most light foreign matter. For delicate thin-walled parts and thin welds, peening with glass bead abrasive material provides the right balance of stress relief without over-stressing and causing damage.
- Peening and Cleaning of Metal Surfaces
- Surface Preparation
- Food Service, Hospital / Medical, and Engine Blasting
- Light Deburring
- Creating a Uniform Surface Finish / Profile
- Paint Additive to Create Reflective Properties
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SS Series – Industrial Grade, Suction Style, Abrasive Blasting Cabinet System
The SS Series, Industrial Suction Sandblaster Cabinet is the most economical and commonly used blast cabinet. Designed for small shops and light production areas, the siphon/suction systems are ideal for quick blasting and surface prep. The SS Series can be used with all types of dry abrasive blast media.
White Aluminum Oxide Grit
White Aluminum Oxide Grit is a >99% ultra-pure grade of abrasive media. It is increasingly being used in critical, high-performance processes that are sensitive to contamination and cleanliness.
Walnut Shell Grit
Walnut Shell Grit is a versatile, organic media. It is an angular media that is soft and sensitive to many surfaces. Walnut Shell Grit is an economical, biodegradable alternative for sensitive operations that require a moderately aggressive media.
Pumice is a natural mineral sourced from volcanic ash. It is a light, soft abrasive used in a wide variety of applications. As a natural product, variability from sources provides unique performance properties.