What is shotblasting used for?
Shotblasting is a method which is used to clean, strengthen or polish metal.
This method is used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, construction, shipbuilding and foundry. Basically, it can be used in any industry that uses metal!
Airblasting is a form of shotblasting that is carried out using a blastroom or blast cabinet. The blast media, for example iron, is pneumatically accelerated by compressed air and projected by nozzles onto the compartment.
The shotblasting media itself can be mixed with water, which is called wet blasting. In wet blasting and air blasting, the nozzles can be installed in fixed positions or they can be operated manually. They can also be operated using an automatic nozzle manipulators or even robots.
Shotblasting facilities at NiTEC
At NiTEC we pride ourselves on using the most technically advanced equipment to achieve the highest quality finish on all our projects. Our shotblasting capabilities include the following.
- The ability to shot blast components of up to 20 tonnes in weight.
- The capacity to shot-blast up to a 216m³ components.
If a finer surface finish is required then it is also possible to blast the component with Aluminium Oxide 180-220 grit.
The shot blast booth at NiTEC, used for shotblasting and heat treatment, has a capacity of 216m3 and is made from stainless steel which minimises the particles that settle on the work. We also pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, our fast turnaround times, quality workmanship and competitive rates.
To find out more about about shotblasting and abrasive blast cleaning processes available at NiTEC, please visit the NiTEC website, call us on 0845 224 3571, or email us at email@example.com