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.
The 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”