Basic Information about Sandblasting

Basic Information about Sandblasting


Basic Information about Sandblasting


The Definition of Sandblasting.

Sandblasting is a process of using high power machines to smooth the surfaces in different areas. The machines blow the mixture of air and sand in a high pressure to rough the surfaces. It called the sand blasting is because it generally sprays the surface with sand grains.  And when the sand grains are sprayed on the surface, it creates a smoother surface.


Use of Sandblasting.

The sandblasting process is commonly used in a lot of places; Such as cleaning house’s stone sills and headers. It also can be used in removing some unwanted paints, and rust. For example, you can always find videos of people use sandblasting technique to remove the rust from the old truck or cars on YouTube. Sandblasting is also known as abrasive blasting. Besides sand grains, people also use other abrasive materials. One important thing to know is that the abrasive materials must be harder than the surface it operates on.


Three Major Working Parts for Sandblasting.

1.   The sandblasting media cabinet. This is where the abrasive media are supposed to be filled at. All the abrasive media will be stored in the cabinet during the process of sandblasting. Sandblasters pour the abrasive media in the cabinet is the first step.

2.   The air compressor unit. After filling the sand or other abrasive media in the sandblasting machines, the air compressor unit gives a high pressure for the abrasive medias to the nozzle.

3.   The Nozzle. The nozzle is where the sandblasters hold and operate the surface treatment part. For the concern of sandblaster’s safety, there are special gloves and helmet for them to wear while they operate. So it could avoid hurting their hand with the sands or breathe in some abrasive medias.


BSTEC Nozzle:

Talk about the nozzles, at BSTEC, we produce various of nozzles. Such as long venture nozzle, short venture nozzle, boron nozzle, and curved nozzle. For more details about our nozzles, click the website below and welcome to contact us for any questions.







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