Bead blasting is the process of removing surface deposits by applying fine glass beads at a high pressure without damaging the surface.
Glass beads are manufactured from lead-free, soda lime-type glass, containing no free silica that is made into preformed ball shapes.
Glass beads produce a much smoother and brighter finish than angular abrasives.
Glass bead blasting produces a clean, bright, satin finish, without dimensional change of the parts.
Chemically inert and environmentally friendly, glass beads are an acceptable method of metal cleaning or surface finishing when properly controlled.
Glass beads are blasted at pressures between 40-80 psi.
Glass beads can be recycled approximately 30 times.
Glass beads are an ideal media for surfaces that have almost zero tolerance to surface damage such as steam turbines very thin metal sheets etc.