Sandblasting for the Aerospace Industry
Whether you need vibratory finishers to deburr and burnish parts or portable blast equipment to prepare aircrafts for painting, Rodeco has a comprehensive line of vibratory and sandblasting equipment for your aerospace company’s needs. Plus, we offer a complete range of accessories and media to maximize productivity and improve results for all types of substrates and environments.
Using Sandblasting Equipment in Aerospace Manufacturing and Maintenance
Whether your company wants to apply a fresh coat of paint to an aircraft or remove rust from parts and components, sandblasting is the most efficient and cost-effective way to return your aerospace materials and equipment to a “blank slate.”
Sandblasting plays an essential role in aerospace equipment manufacturing, maintenance, and upkeep, and is primarily used in the following applications:
- Cleaning individual components to remove grease, grime, and rust;
- Restoring and cleaning landing gear;
- Removing mold, grime, and other contaminants;
- Removing coatings, including urethane and epoxy;
- Stripping away old paint and rust from the body of an aircraft;
- Preparing new materials, including removing burrs and adding texture.
At Rodeco, we carry everything you need for abrasive blasting to finish, maintain, and prepare surfaces and components in a way that allows you to maximize your productivity while minimizing your costs.
We carry a wide array of automated systems from simple turntable machines and space saving flow cell machines for small parts to sophisticated continuous processing machines. We can also design custom blasting systems designed for your aerospace company.
We understand that components, parts, and pieces used in the aerospace industry are highly refined and unique. To help you get the best results, we can fit you with a custom blast cabinet that will offer the perfect mix of performance, efficiency, and functionality while meeting safety and space needs.
Common Sandblasting Media Used in Aerospace Maintenance
While sand is no longer used in blasting due to the dangers of silica dust, we carry these highly effective abrasive media:
- Crushed glass
- Coal slag
- Baking soda
- Zinc cut wire
- Stainless steel cut wire
- Aluminum oxide
In general, the more sturdy, steel, teflon, and other materials hold up to more aggressive media, including garnet and aluminum oxide, while baking soda is used for more delicate substrates.
For deburring and and burnishing components and parts quickly and effectively, we also carry a wide selection of automated vibratory finishers, screeners, dryers, and combination units. In addition to the machinery, we have corn cob, walnut shell, and other types of media as well as vibratory wash and finishing compounds.
Sandblasting Safety Equipment for Aerospace Workers
Keep your crew safe and protected, as well as ensuring OSHA compliance, with our full range of Respiratory Protection Blasting safety gear, protective clothing, and PPE. This includes, but is not limited to:
- RPB Blast Suits in a range of sizes;
- Full respirators to cover your head, neck, and shoulders;
- Climate control for use in suits;
- Heavy gloves for hand protection;
Contact Us for Your Aerospace Sandblasting Media and Equipment
At Rodeco, we specialize in sandblasting, so whether you need custom equipment, fully installed blast rooms, or you simply need to purchase the best media for your next project, we have exactly what you need to get the results you want. For assistance in choosing media and gear and to learn more about our selection, reach out to us today at 800-849-0871 or fill out the contact form below.