Parts cleaning is essential to many industrial processes as a prelude to surface finishing or to protect sensitive components. As you know, choosing the correct cleaning process is vital to the application of the component after the cleaning procedure. With lots of options, it’s normal to wonder which one will serve your product best.
During the next month, we are going to dive deeper into each cleaning process to find out what works best for each type of project.
Why Use Abrasive Blast Finishing
Abrasive blast finishing is often used to remove scale, rust, markings, previous coatings, or weld splatter from a component’s surface. Using compressed air to propel media, abrasive blast finishing creates clean, anchor finishes and ready-to-weld substrates.
One benefit of this process is the ability to customize the finish based on the type of media you select. KVF Quad primarily uses steel shot, aluminum oxide, cut wire and glass bead to finish parts, but we partner with Empire Abrasive Blast Company and Clemco Corp to create an ideal finish for each of our customers. At KVF Quad, we can accommodate large parts in our walk-in blast rooms.
When is Abrasive Blast Finishing the Best Option
Metal substrates benefit from abrasive blasting when coating adhesion, durability, and finished cosmetics are important. Abrasive blasting is also optimal when the part material is delicate, intricate, or too large to be tumble blasted. A blasted surface is much like preparing a car body for final paint: the preparation taken prior to paint is just as or more important than the coating application to keep a smooth, even surface that is required for years after the coating is applied.
If you want to learn more about abrasive blast finishing at KVF Quad or have questions about how this service might benefit your project, you can reach out to the experts at KVF Quad by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 309-755-1101.