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Shotblasting – Cleanliness and Surface Profile

Shotblasting of steel plate, profiles, construction, and fabrications is a process to clean, descale, provide a specified surface profile and edge break as a surface preparation.  This process takes place prior to a coating or paint application to maximise the adherence potential and corrosion control.

This is a document made up of five parts  on  “How Do You Make Your Coatings Stick Better?”

Section 1 – Specified Consistency
Section 2 – Measurement Terms
Section 3 – How To Measure
Section 5 – Recognising Steel Processes (for hardness of steel)

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Shotblasting – How to measure your surface profile

Shotblasting of steel plate, profiles, construction, and fabrications is a process to clean, descale, provide a specified surface profile and edge break as a surface preparation.  This process takes place prior to a coating or paint application to maximise the adherence potential and corrosion control.

This is a document made up of five parts  on  “How Do You Make Your Coatings Stick Better?”

Section 1 – Specified Consistency
Section 2 – Measurement Terms
Section 4 – Cleanliness and Surface Profile
Section 5 – Recognising Steel Processes (for hardness of steel)

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Shotblasting – Surface Measurement Terms

Shotblasting of steel plate, profiles, construction, and fabrications is a process to clean, descale, provide a specified surface profile and edge break as a surface preparation.   This process takes place prior to a coating or paint application to maximise the adherence potential and corrosion control.

This is a document made up of five parts  on  “How Do You Make Your Coatings Stick Better?”

Section 1 – Specified Consistency
Section 3 – How to Measure
Section 4 – Cleanliness and Surface Profile
Section 5 – Recognising Steel Processes (for hardness of steel)

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Shotblasting – Surface Profile And Consistency

Shotblasting of steel plate, profiles, construction, and fabrications is a process to clean, descale, provide a specified surface profile and edge break as a surface preparation.  This process takes place prior to a coating or paint application to maximise the adherence potential and corrosion control.

This is a document made up of five parts  on  “How Do You Make Your Coatings Stick Better?”

Section 2 – Measurement Terms
Section 3 – How to Measure
Section 4 – Cleanliness and Surface Profile
Section 5 – Recognising Steel Processes (for hardness of steel)

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A Guide to Understanding Surface Roughness Measurement Types

Often engineering drawings call for a range of surface roughness.  Traditionally this is a roughness value expressed in Ra although other measurement types such as Rz are becoming more common.  But what do they mean?

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Mass Finishing Media – Considerations: Choice And Use

The term ‘media’ as used in vibratory finishing / centrifugal finishing refers to the aggregate which carries out the work required on the component.Ceramic

The media carries out a number of important functions apart from actually working on the parts.

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Shot Blast Tips

Here are 9 critical points to help you get the most out of shot blasting:

1. Regularly Check That You Have Enough Abrasive In Your Machine.

2. Regularly Check That Your Abrasive Working Mix Is Correct.

3. Check That The Abrasive Condition Is Good.

4. Ensure Contaminants Are Removed.

5. Monitor Your Abrasive Removal Size.Wear Parts

6. Regularly Check Your Wear Parts.

7. Check Your Blast Pattern.

8. Check Your Blast Wheel Amp Efficiency.

9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same.