Abrasive or Media Blasting are the general terms used to describe the process of using high pressure air to propel an abrasive material at a part that is in need of some type of surface conditioning. Using a gun that has a ceramic lined barrel to prolong its life span, the operator directs the stream of air and abrasive at the target in much the same way as in a spray painting process. Often the process is generically referred to as sand blasting regardless of the abrasive media used.
Uses and benefits of abrasive blasting:
- Creating a satin finish Blasting evens out small imperfections and creates a uniform look to the surface of a part.
- Part deburring The process removes light burrs and sharp edges from a part without affecting it dimensionally. Areas that need to be excluded from the process are easily covered with masking tape.
- Cleaning and surface preparation Corrosion and other contaminants are easily removed from the surface of a part in many cases restoring it to like new condition.
- Peening The blasting process creates a thin uniform layer of compressed stress in the part which helps to guard against stress cracks and the formation of corrosion. As a result the useful lifespan of the part may be increased.
THE JANTZ ADVANTAGE:
Utilizing glass beads for our abrasive medium, Jantz Canada provides superior finish on stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. Because mild steel is never introduced into to our blasting facility, sanitary guidelines can be met for our food based clientele. With a booth size of 20’ x 20’ x 10’ high we can accommodate most large assemblies. Our regular blast media is BT-7 glass oxide which provides an optimal balance between surface finish and cost effectiveness.
- Booth Size: 20’ x 20’ x 10’ high
- Media Specifications: BT-7 Glass oxide beads, 250-177 Micron, 60-80 US Mesh
Stainless steel is our specialty – we stock 22 gauge up to 3/8” Mild steel 22 gauge to 5/8”