Abrasive blasting is using pressurized air or water to propel abrasive media against a surface to remove coating, corrosion, or contamination.  Also known as sandblasting, sodablasting, and hydroblasting it is used for: 

  • Making a rough surface smoother
  • Making a smooth surface rough
  • Shaping a surface
  • Removing surface contaminants or materials like paint, rust or residue
  • Cleaning or preparing a surface
  • Finishing a surface

Types of abrasive media used on various applications: 

  • Steel shot (shot blasting)
  • Glass beads (bead blasting)
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Crushed glass
  • Sodium bicarbonate (soda blasting)
  • Copper slag
  • Walnut shells
  • Dry Ice