– Air Abrasive Blasting: the air blasting process utilizes compressed air to accelerate the abrasive media through the nozzle to the surface.
– Wet Abrasive Blasting: a common blasting method, also known as vapor abrasive blasting, uses moistened blast media to remove coatings, contaminants, corrosion, and residues from hard surfaces.
– Dry Ice Blasting: similar to sand blasting and plastic bead blasting, dry ice plating is a form of carbon dioxide cleaning, dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide. Dry ice blasting is non-abrasive, non-conductive, non-flammable, and non-toxic.
– Vacuum Abrasive Blasting: vacuum blasting also referred to as dustless blasting or dust-free blasting. It is characterized by a blasting tool that does abrasive blasting and collects both used blast media, and loosened particles from the surface to be treated, simultaneously.
– Centrifugal Wheel Blasting: centrifugal wheel blasting also referred to as airless abrasive blasting, using a wheel with centrifugal force to propel the abrasives against the parts. The advantage of centrifugal wheel blasting is its speed of cleaning, cost-effectiveness, and ability to blast large parts.
– Bead Blasting: bead blasting removes the surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at high pressure, it can be used to remove embedded fungus and brighten grout color. Bead blasting is extremely suitable for panel-to-panel matching.
There is also a special blasting technique: hydroblasting, which entirely relies on the energy of water striking a surface to clean the surfaces. Abrasives are not used in hydroblasting systems.
1. Sandblasting can be used to remove rust, paint, and other contaminants from cars, buildings, machinery, etc.
2. Clean household tools, like screwdrivers, wrenches, and other rusty or dirty metal tools.
3. Remove the small burs, tags, and extra material on the metal machining parts.
4. Create signs, marks, statues, and other things on metal, glass, or wood surfaces.
5. Clean streets, walkways, and other concrete surfaces with the accelerated abrasives.