Abrasive Blasting/Sandblasting

Abrasive blasting, more commonly known as sandblasting, is the operation of forcibly propelling a stream of abrasive material against a surface under high pressure to smooth a rough surface, roughen a smooth surface, remove rust scale, or remove other surface contaminants. A pressurized fluid, typically compressed air, or a centrifugal wheel is used to propel the blasting material (often called the media).

Common Blast Media:

  • Copper slag
  • Nickel slag
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Garnet
  • Glass bead
  • Soda
  • Walnut
  • Steel shot