What is Shot Blasting?
Many have heard the term shot blasting, but what exactly is shot blasting and what are the benefits of shot blasting? Simply put, shot blasting is commonly used in the metal industry and provides a way to polish, clean or strengthen (peen) metal. Shot blasting occurs through the process in which a turbine creates acceleration in order to propel the shot towards the desired surface.
Shot blasting is the process in which metal is abrasively shot at another metal surface. This is not to be confused with sandblasting, which is a similar method. However, sand is used rather than shot. Blasting is used in a wide variety of industries including, steel, forging and the aerospace industry. This is because it is often regarded as one of the most effective tools, while maintain cost effective results.
Benefits of Shot Blasting:
The listed reasons are why many in certain industries continue to use shot blasting as a surface preparation technique. Shot blasting is an effective way of preparing a metal surface through the process in which the metal remains free from chemicals in a time efficient manner. All this allows you to receive your product quicker!
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