Applications for dry and wet / vapour blasting machines

To understand what dry and wet / vapour blasting is please see our blog: Blast Surface Preparation and Finishing – What Is It And Why Should We Consider Using It?

Introduction

Blast finishing and surface preparation are very widely accepted processes within manufacturing and service industries. Each application has its own unique reason for and why a specific treatment is required, level of performance and economic justification. Applications range from the most delicate to the most arduous and exist in almost all manufacturing industries.

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Other manufacturing industries range from small newly formed entrepreneurial engineering companies with just a few employees to national and multi-national corporates, employing thousands of personnel.

Here are just a few of the many industries that justifiably employ dry and wet blast processes.

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Base Metal and Fabrication
  • Production
  • Manufacturing
  • Maintaining and Cleaning
  • Utilities

 

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Automotive Applications – for dry and wet / vapour blasting

To understand what dry and wet / vapour blasting is please see our blog: Blast Surface Preparation and Finishing – What Is It And Why Should We Consider Using It?

Another major industry that justifiably employ dry and wet /vapour blast processes:

Automotive industry

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It Aint What You Do … It’s The Way That You Do It!

process sheetWhenever you are operating any kind of a mass finishing, surface preparation, shot blasting or shot peening machine the only way you can achieve a consistent result is by operating the machine and process the same way each time. Sounds obvious, and yet too often we find people operating machines that don’t have a process sheet or standard operating procedure!  Instead processes are run on the basis that the people using them are ‘in the know’; that is at least until something goes disastrously amiss!  Please don’t let me send the message though; it isn’t that it can’t be done with a skilled, knowledgeable and (expert) experienced operator … it can.  The question is though, what happens when they don’t come in for work (sickness / holidays, etc…) or worse still when that person leaves and/or moves on?  Invariably that expert knowledge goes missing too!

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Shut Down Tip – Avoiding a Blocked Compound Pump

With everything that you’ll be thinking of ahead of a shut down one thing people often overlook is cleaning their compound dosing pump for their mass finishing machine. Whilst usually it’s a case of putting a compound drum at the bottom of the non-return valve and the pump just works when it has the chance to stand idle for a period of time it is wise to give it a little attention.  Many pumps contain diaphragms and these use a plastic tube which is opened and closed to encourage the compound to move.

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Surface Preparation and Surface Finishing

Roslerblog is a guide to answer questions, solve problems and provide inspiration for, and around issues and challenges facing companies and industries using vibratory finishing and shot blasting processes.

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Surf Finishing – What Is It And Why Should You Consider Using It?

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Surf finishing is a fully automatic, dry and/or wet processing method with; extremely short cycle times, high process stability, repeatability and can provide finishing of precisely targeted surface areas for deburring, surface grinding, smoothing and polishing of delicate, high-value components with complex geometries.

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Blast Surface Preparation and Finishing- What Is It And Why Should We Consider Using It?

 

Blast Surface Preparation and Finishing equipment is offered in many variations according to the desired process requirements.

A Blast process can be found to be the most commercial process in terms of high achievement, speed of process, environmental considerations and economics.

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Applications For Mass Finishing Machines

To understand what mass finishing is please see our post: Mass Finishing – What Is It And Why Should You Consider Using It?

 

Mass finishing machines come in different shapes, sizes and styles; fromtestzentrum-gs-02-d1[1] vibratory bowls and troughs, high energy centrifugal disk machines to drag finishing.  Machines can often be chosen in batch and continuous flow versions and as such their application range is as wide as it is varied.  below are just some of the possible applications:

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Mass Finishing – What Is It And Why Should You Consider Using It?

Barrel, vibratory and high energy disk centrifugal force machines are all precisely controlled methods of processing small and/or large batches of engineered components in order to; remove sharp edges, eliminate tool marks, remove flash, de-scale, radius edges, polish and/or burnish the surface.

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Compared to traditional hand finishing methods the equipment brings a host of benefits including; reliability, consistency of finish produced, efficiency and effectiveness as well as reducing finishing cost per part.  Added to that machines can be linked to dryers, washers, separators and transfer systems right the way through to being integrated into fully automatic ‘lights out’ production cells.

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Centrifugal Disc Finishing Tip 9. Check Your Starting Condition Is The Same

 

Sometimes things change … including the starting condition of your parts. Worn tooling, changes in manufacturing methods or mateImage 1rials or investment in a new manufacturing machine can result in you no longer getting a result from your mass finishing machine like the one you have been used to and/or need. We would typically recommend a sample starting condition part is kept by the machine for reference each time parts are to be processed. Should the starting condition prove to be different often this can be accommodated in the mass finishing process itself (i.e. extended time, changes in machine speed, different media, etc…).

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