Sandblasting in a Nutshell

Sandblasting is the process of propelling abrasive materials onto a surface using high pressure to remove contaminants, alter the texture, or prepare it for subsequent coating or painting. It is also an efficient way to get surfaces clean and ready for further processing. Thus, the technique has various applications in different industries, such as automotive, construction, marine, and aerospace. 

empire-disclaimerThe term “sandblasting” implies that sand is the predominant abrasive material utilized. However, this is not entirely accurate. While sand could be used as an abrasive material, it presents considerable risks to the operator and the environment.

This article explores the misconception surrounding using sand and the alternate abrasive compounds that can be utilized for optimal outcomes. Continue reading “Sandblasting in a Nutshell”

What To Look For in Abrasive Blasting Equipment

Abrasive blasting equipment is a powerful and effective tool for surface cleaning, preparation, and finishing. It propels abrasive materials at high speeds using compressed air or water to remove rust, paint, and other unwanted substances. As a result, this method is widely utilized in the automotive, aerospace, and marine industries.

With the proper equipment and techniques, abrasive blasting can achieve a uniform, smooth surface finish, making it an indispensable tool for industrial applications. Consequently, there are several factors to consider when purchasing abrasive blasting equipment to ensure you get the right tool for your needs.

Utilizing the proper abrasive blasting equipment ensures that the process is safe, effective, economical, and environmentally friendly. It will also guarantee you a high-quality finish on the surface being worked on.

The following are several factors and features you should consider when selecting a blasting tool:  Continue reading “What To Look For in Abrasive Blasting Equipment”

Finding the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinets

Abrasive blasting is a type of media blasting in which abrasive material is propelled onto a surface at high pressure. This method has been used for over five decades in various industries and applications. Furthermore, abrasive blasting is commonly used to smooth rough surfaces and remove paint, grime, or other undesirable substances from metal, plastic materials, and other composites.

An abrasive blast cabinet is a confined machine with a nozzle that discharges abrasive materials onto the work surface. There are different types of commercially available abrasive blasting cabinets, each with specifications and capabilities. With so many options, choosing the right cabinet for your needs can take time and effort.

This article will cover the things to take into account when choosing the best abrasive blast cabinet for your application. Continue reading “Finding the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinets”

Abrasive Blast Equipment Options

For nearly 75 years, Empire Abrasive Equipment has been a pioneer in developing and manufacturing groundbreaking air-blast machinery. We deliver quality products and systems with a competitive advantage in air-blast technology. Our team of experts is happy to provide turnkey installation, training, technical assistance, and lab testing for our equipment to ensure that we meet and exceed our customers’ needs.

Empire’s solid reputation as an innovator in the air-blast industry allows us to partner strategically with reputable companies and manufacturers. These collaborations enable us to offer a wide selection of high-quality abrasive blast equipment options.

Our vast array of trusted products and blasting equipment includes the following: Continue reading “Abrasive Blast Equipment Options”

Empire Abrasive Equipment Application Job Story – Medical Implants

stainless-steelMarket: Medical

Application: Abrasive blast cleaning of hip and shoulder implants

The Challenge:

A major manufacturer of hip and shoulder implants in the medical industry wanted to automate their abrasive blast cleaning procedure in order to improve the overall production process. The goal of the medical manufacturer was to increase the production rate by at least five hundred (500) hip and shoulder implants per eight-hour shift as well as to improve part consistency and quality.

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