Shot blasting is an engineering method used to enhance the surface of various materials. It is similar to shot peening in that peening is used to strengthen metal but it can also be used to polish and clean. Blasting involves ‘shooting’ steel beads to clean the surface in an industrial manner. A turbine is used to propel the beads onto the desired surface. It is important not to confuse shot blasting with sand blasting. Sand blasting is similar but instead of shooting small metal beads sand is used. Both are used in a variety of industries including steel and aerospace. It is an extremely cost effective tool and practical way to extend the lifespan and performance of many crucial construction parts.
Shot Blasting Considerations
There are many reasons why you should consider shot blasting when treating your materials. At MNB Precision we understand the importance of efficient and effective methods. It is therefore crucial that when products are created and installed they are free of fatigue cracks, corrosion, deteriorated strength and premature fatigue. That is why we highly recommend treating your materials. Below is a list of the benefits of shot blasting:
- It cleanses surfaces of non-friendly chemicals
- Provides a smooth polished surface that workers can also ensure is free of defects
- It increases longevity and durability of the steel relative to untreated materials
- Remove defections from the surface such as rust
- Effective and efficient speeding up the whole production process
These reasons ensure blasting is a staple in many industries when it comes to preparing surfaces. It is a safe, effective and efficient process that produces visible results instantly. This in turn allows a smoother and more efficient work flow benefiting everybody! If you require any shot peening or blasting services for your construction materials get in touch with MNB Precision Ltd today!