Bead Blast Finishing
Glass Bead Blasting metal
SCP offer bead blasting services for a wide range of applications, predominantly the finishing of machined aluminium parts prior to anodising / plating.
Bead blasting is an effective method of quickly finishing items, removing machine lines, cleaning and deburring. It’s perfect for items that just need a uniform finish all over, we only use high quality very fine glass beads that leave a smooth semi-bright finish.
Our blast cabinet can accept items up to approx. 600 x 600mm and is suitable for all non-ferrous metals and stainless steel.
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Benefit from the high power performance of bead blast cleaning!
Bead blasting, also known as glass bead blasting or blast finishing, is a process that involves the surface treatment of the material. The type of media used for treatment is typically glass beads. Bead blasting can be used on a variety of materials and has several applications, including:
What is Blast Finishing?
Blast finishing is a process that uses high-pressure air to propel small particles of an abrasive material at a surface, which cleans, polishes, or otherwise modifies it. There is no other way to achieve this unique finish.
What is Bead Blasting?
Bead blasting is the most common form of blast finishing. It’s a process where small beads made of plastic or glass are propelled by high-pressure air at a metal surface, creating a smooth finish with no graining or directional patterns. Blasting is great as preparation for painting, coating or electro plating metal surfaces, as the satin finish allows paint or coating to adhere to the surface.
What Are Some Uses for Bead Blasting?
As well as metals, bead blasting can also be used on glass, wood, plastic, and rubber. Many industries use the process, including automotive manufacturing and repair, aerospace engineering, medical device manufacturing and repair, woodworking (particularly for creating patterns), and adding decorative finishes to objects like trophies and plaques.
Our team has the experience and skills to handle any job you need, no matter what material we’re working on. So contact us today!