Abrasives Blasting Services for Machined Parts | Glass Bead & Abrasive Blasting
Blasting with Precision
RPA OFFERS A WIDE RANGE OF ABRASIVE BLASTING SERVICES
We can precision blast parts from 1/2" to 3 square feet masking off areas not to be blasted.
Precision bead blasting can improve parts in several ways.
- Preparing surfaces to receive coatings
- Removing thin coatings
- Achieving a desired surface texture or roughness
- Cleaning complex surfaces
- efficiently removing burrs
We have many ways to abrasive blast your parts
- Suction & Pressure blasting service
- Tumble blasting services
- Micro blasting services
- many diferent abrasive materials such as glass bead, alluminum oxide, and garnet to name a few
Bead Blasting Methods
We do micro abrasive blasting using Comco Inc. equipment. While this is often referred to as "pencil blasting" because the nozzles are so small, it is actually micro blasting and is well suited to small precision parts. Precise surface texture and deburring are both easily done this way.
Tumble blasting is a process of slowly rotating parts in a basket while the blast media is applied. This can be done with one part or with batches of parts. It is a very economical way to uniformly deburr or texture the surface of batches of small parts. We use Kramer and Empire basket blast equipment.
We blast medium and larger size parts using Zero brand blasting equipment made by Clemco Industries. This very reliable equipment allows us to supply a variety of industries including aerospace, computer, medical, surgical, and others.
All of our blasting capabilities can be applied to just about all materials including but not limited to stainless steel, aluminum, titanium, and plastics.
The medias we use range from mil spec. glass beads, aluminum oxide, garnet, silicone carbide, and walnut shell. All our medias come in different "grits" or sizes to allow our customers to customize the texture for their parts. All the medias we use are from the BCS company or Stratus technologies.