Abrasives

  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Steel Grit
  • Tumbling Media
  • Ceramic Media
  • Garnet
  • Plastic Media
  • Steel Shot

We provide the widest variety of abrasive blast media and mesh sizes for your needs with most conforming to military specifications as well as G.E., Pratt & Whitney, etc., etc. The final texture and look of the finish you want depends on the type of abrasive blast media and by the air pressure of the blasting unit you use..

Our application engineers will help you select the best abrasive blast media to deliver the finished surface you desire.

Abrasive Blast Media Uses

  • Angular or sharp media are utilized for surface texturing, paint/coating removal, deburring and descaling.

  • Spherical media are utilized for shot peening. Hammering of the surface layer by numerous impacts creates compressive residual stress within the part surface which greatly improves fatigue strength. Improving fatigue strength is a main factor in the operating life of machinery components, jet engine parts and rotary shafts.

  • Mass finishing of parts in a vibratory bowl requires specialized media that are generally a mixture of abrasive grit and binders.

Stock Abrasive Blast Media

  • Aluminum Oxide (Recycling Service Available)
  • Silicon Carbide
  • Plastic Grit
  • Glass Beads
  • Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Walnut Shells
  • Steel Shot
  • Steel grit
  • Coal slag ("Black Beauty")
  • Garnet
  • Sponge
  • Crushed Glass
  • Dry Ice (special order)
  • Corn cob
  • Aluminum Zirconia
  • Polycarbonate
  • Stainless Steel
  • Ceramic

*Silica sand is NEVER to be use in an abrasive blasting operation (silicosis)!