Bead Blasting

Bead blasting results in parts with a smooth surface with a matte texture. Used mainly for visual applications and can be followed by other surface treatments.

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The sandblasting process uses compressed air to produce a high-speed jet of abrasive material. This material is directed onto the surface of the workpiece.

Due to the impact and cutting effect of the abrasive material on the surface of the workpiece, the properties of the workpiece surface — such as its roughness and uniformity — are altered and improved.

Bead Blasting Specifications

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Specifications


Materials
ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

Colors
n/a

Texture
Matte

Standards
Sa1, Sa2, Sa2.5, Sa3

Applications
Cosmetic parts


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Design Considerations

  • Masking or plugging is available for areas with tight tolerances.

  • Complex, fine and intricate geometries may be difficult to blast evenly.

  • Thin walls should not be blasted, for risk of deformation.

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