Sandblasting your business equipment

Sandblasting is an effective way to remove rust from metal surfaces. Learn how to do it yourself!

Camille Karl Lissom Matip

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Sandblasting is a great way to clean rusty metal parts without having to pay for professional services. It's also a good way to remove rust from other materials, such as wood, stone, glass, and

What Does Sand Blasting Mean?

Sandblasting is the act of propelling very fine particles of an abrasive material at high velocity toward a surface in order to clean or etch it. Sandblasting is often used as a way to prepare a surface prior to painting.

It is commonly used to strip paint from machinery and metal, but it has many other uses as well.

Wipe off any excess dust.

After sandblasting, wipe down the surface with a clean rag to remove any remaining dirt.

You can also use a tack cloth to help prevent rust from forming again.

ETMC perfoms micro-abrasive blasting

Micro-abrasive blasting is dry abrasive blasting process that uses small nozzles (typically 0.25 mm to 1.5 mm diameter) to deliver a fine stream of abrasive accurately to a small part or a small area on a larger part. Generally the area to be blasted is from about 1 mm2 to only a few cm2 at most.

Also known as pencil blasting, the fine jet of abrasive is accurate enough to write directly on glass and delicate enough to cut a pattern in an eggshell.

The most common micro-abrasive blasting systems are commercial bench-mounted units consisting of a power supply and mixer, exhaust hood, nozzle, and gas supply. The nozzle can be hand-held or fixture mounted for automatic operation. Either the nozzle or part can be moved in automatic operation.