What is grit blasting?
Grit blasting is an abrasive process that fires particles at a surface that you intend to treat or refine. This is commonly carried out by the use of compressed air firing the material through a nozzle toward its intended target.
Highly flexible and efficient, grit blasting is carried out to fully clean, prepare, or modify surfaces – often making it an essential part of any practical process.
The material itself is as important as the delivery mechanism. Changing the specification of the grit can have a considerable impact on the quality of the final product, with the texture, size, hardness, and type of material e.g. cast or stainless steel grit having dramatically different effects – with the smallest change to the blasting material in use producing significant change to the material being treated and the cost-effectiveness of the blasting process.
Who would need grit blasting?
Grit blasting equipment is deployed in a wide range of industrial processes that require surface modification or pre-treatment.
This can be used in foundries to help remove flashing or scale from castings and help the correct dressing of any stampings, billets, rivets and more. Blasting is also essential for undertaking coating galvanisation or welding surface preparation, with the deployment of poor quality blasting grit or the wrong grade of material resulting in a poor quality end product.
Such a high degree of flexibility makes it essential in a range of sectors, from hand-units carrying out spot blasting on specific items to the deployment of large scale cabinets and units to ensure uniformity of treatment and maintaining the highest standards of consistency and care.
What are the benefits of grit blasting?
A grit blasting system is a highly efficient and cost-effective solution for a range of industrial problems. Choosing the right equipment and type of grit allows you to quickly and efficiently pre-treat surfaces. This can help you remove contaminants such as rust or smooth out any bumps and blemishes.
This can also allow you to prep an item for additional surface treatments such as paint, protective layering or more – making it a multi-use tool that adds value in a range of situations. Not properly preparing a surface prior to coating os one of the biggest causes of coating failure.
How can Ervin help?
If you are struggling to source the right grit blasting services for your project, our team at Ervin Industries [PA1] is here to help. With many years of professional experience supporting a range of industries, our comprehensive line of shot and grit, Amasteel and Stainless blasting abrasives can help provide the fit-for-purpose solution you are looking for.
You can review our list of products, services, and options in full from here. Or, if you are unsure about the specifics for your project or need a unique solution for a bespoke piece of work, please do not hesitate to contact our team directly and let us know exactly what you need to continuously meet the standards your customers have come to expect from your business.