Bead blasting is a specialized process that uses high-pressure air to blast media particles at a surface. The result is a smooth, even finish with no visible brushstrokes or other imperfections. Bead blasting is often used on metal surfaces to prepare them for painting or plating. It can also be used to create a matte finish on glass or plastic.
Bead blasting adds a uniform matte or satin finish on machined parts, removing tool marks. This is mainly used for visual purposes and comes in several different grain sizes, representing the size of the bombardment projectile.
- Grit : #120
- Color : Uniform matte of raw material color
- Cosmetic availability : Cosmetic on request
- Part masking : Indicate masking requirements in technical drawing
Example of an bead blasting part
What types of materials can be bead blasted?
Bead blasting is a common surface finishing process that can be used on a variety of materials. The most common materials that are bead blasted are metals, but plastics and composites can also be bead blasted.
When bead blasting metal, the beads strike the surface of the metal, causing it to chip and blast away. This leaves a smooth, uniform finish on the metal. Bead blasting is often used to clean or etch metal surfaces.
Bead blasting can also be used to prepare plastic and composite surfaces for painting or other finishes. The beads remove any contamination or imperfections from the surface, leaving a smooth, clean finish that is ready for further processing.
What are the benefits of bead blasting?
Bead blasting is a metalworking process that uses tiny, spherical glass beads to clean and polish metal surfaces. It is a popular choice for polishing jewelry, removing rust and corrosion from metal objects, and preparing surfaces for painting or coating. Bead blasting can also be used to create a textured finish on metal objects.
- Improved surface finish and appearance
- Increased durability and lifespan of the object
- Removal of surface contaminants, such as rust, paint, and oxidation
- Preparation of a surface for further treatment, such as painting or coating