Put to the Test: Garnet vs 10x Engineered Materials

In our quest to determine the best abrasive blasting media, we decided to start doing side-by-side tests in order to get a more accurate look at performance. We chose two popular contractor medias – Garnet and the new 10x Engineered Materials (10x for short) and got some surprising results.  Watch the video to see for yourself how both options performed.  …

Surface Refinishing Requirements And PMB Aerospace Applications

For most people, painting a house is a task they would rather outsource to a local painter. The time it takes to pressure wash, tape around the windows and sand surfaces is arduous and time-consuming. Therefore, why not bring in the professionals? Even still, a nick or scratch on the side of your house can simply be painted over and …

Vibratory Deburring Process Development

Removing metallic sharp edges, nicks and burrs is no mystery in production operations such as machine stamping and other post manufacturing processes. The unwanted material is removed by a process called deburring and is usually performed using some type of hand tool or other machine that is often time consuming and labor intensive. But even after removing burrs, operators may …

Blasting 101: How to Size Your Blast Nozzle/Hose

Sizing Your Blast Hose The Right Way—The First Time With most man-made machines, eventually parts will break down, stop working and need to be replaced. Pressure blast systems (air, water, sand) are no exception, and properly replacing parts the first time will save you both time and money in the future. One part that often needs replacement is the blast …