Steel Shot is ideal for peening applications to impart a clean, smooth finish. This dense, smooth media can be used up to 3,000 times and produces minimal dust during the blasting process.
Steel shot blasting is the most widely used process for cleaning, stripping and improving a metal surface. The grade or size of steel shot will determine the ultimate finish achieved on the surface of the metal. The round ball shape of the steel shot produces a clean, smooth and polished surface through a peening action created by the acceleration of the shot. In a peening application, steel shot is also used to impart compressive strength to torque or load bearing metal parts such as crankshafts, engine turbine blades and heavy-duty springs.
Smaller steel shot will result in a smoother and more polished surface. Larger shot will clean more aggressively but produce a rougher surface. Both air powered and wheel blast systems can be used to accelerate the steel shot onto the surface of the part. Due to the hardness and density of steel shot, it can be recycled as much as 3000 times before replacement. Since steel shot does not use an abrasive process and a minimal amount of dust is created in the blasting process.
- Extreme Durability
- Very High Recyclability
- Spherical in Shape
- Used in Both Wheel Blasting and Pneumatic (Air) Blasting
- Multiple Hardnesses Available
- Very Low Dusting
- Shot Peening
- Surface Preparation
Steel Shot Sizes And Finishes
Steel Grit Specifications
|S-070||0.007"||Fine, smooth shot finish. Excellent coverage.||Blasting of relatively small ferrous and non-ferrous castings. Removal of light scale from foreign and heat treated parts. Blasting of machined parts. Removal of mill scale, rust and other deposits.|
|S-230||0.023"||Medium, light shot finish. Good coverage.||Blasting of grey iron, malleable iron, light steel castings, medium forgings, heat-treated parts and heavy mill scale - rust and other deposits.|
|S-390||0.039"||Average to heavy shot finish. Average coverage.||Blasting of steel, heavy malleable iron and grey iron castings. Removal of scale from large billets, slabs - rust and other deposits.|
|S-660||0.066"||Rough coverage. Adequate for most applications.||Heavy steel castings. Removal of tough, heavy scale.|
|Selected Package Gross Weight||N/A|
S-780, S-660, S-550, S-460, S-390, S-330, S-280, S-230, S-170, S-110, S-070
1 lb, 5 lb, 10 lb, 25 lb, 50 lb, 55 lb, 2,000 lb, 2,200 lb
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.
Aluminum Oxide Grit (Standard)
Aluminum Oxide Grit (Standard) is a sharp, long lasting abrasive media that is highly efficient and highly reusable. Harder than most blast media, Aluminum Oxide Blast Media, will clean and etch quickly on all type of surfaces.
Steel Grit is an angular, carbon steel media designed for quick and effective removal of surface contaminants and coatings. Steel Grit is softer than other media and is less likely to fracture leaving an etched finish.
DP Series – Industrial Grade, Direct Pressure, Abrasive Blasting Cabinet System
The DP Series, Industrial Blasting Cabinets are efficient and productive systems. Designed for small and large shops, these direct pressure systems are ideal for large quantities of blasting or when efficiency and shorter blasting times are required. The DP Series can be used with all types of dry abrasive blast media.