Shot Blasting

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Shot Blasting Companies

The fast and effective way to clean and prepare surfaces

Shot blasting (also known as grit blasting or abrasive blast cleaning) is one of our key methods of surface preparation and we have extensive manual and automatic facilities for this process.

Shot blasting is a surface preparation technique that involves rapidly impacting the surface of an object with a controlled stream of abrasive shot material at a high velocity, You can use shot blasting to remove scale or rust to provide a clean surface for paint or powder adhesion. The shot we use can also remove any previous coating of powder or paint from any item.

Our large manual shot blast booths can accommodate most sizes of components up to 7 metres in length by 5 metres wide and uses GH050 steel shot.  Our automatic shot blast machine can blast items up to ?m x ?m and uses a S230 steel shot.  Surface profiles of between 40-60 microns can be achieved and any surface preparation grade based on ISO 8501-1 between SA1 (Light blast cleaning) and SA3 (Blast cleaning to visually clean steel) can be accommodated dependant on customer specifications.

You can use shot blasting to remove scale or rust to provide a clean surface for paint or powder adhesion. The shot we use can also remove any previous old powder or paint from any item.

Once the surface is clean you can re-coat using metal spraying, e-coat, paint spraying or powder coating. If you need advice on which is best to use, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • We can accommodate most sizes of components up to 7m x 5m in our shot blast bays.
  • We ensure that components that require coating are sprayed within four hours to prevent oxidisation.

 

The Process

Shot Blasting is a highly effective process that uses compressed air to force abrasive material through a jet nozzle. Shot blasting is a fast and effective way of cleaning or preparing surfaces for recoating.

We use G12 chilled iron grit to achieve S.A.Standards 1, 2.5 or 3 depending on customer requirements. We also use steel shot grade S230 for smaller items.

Further Information

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ISO 9001:2000

We are proud to have attained the British Standard BS EN ISO 9001:2000 which sets quality management system standards for our Shot Blasting, Metal Spraying, Paint Spraying and Powder Coating processes.

Proud to have worked with:

  • APB
  • Broadcrown

Great reasons to work with Pym&Wildsmith

Fast efficient collection and delivery service

Facility for large scale items up to 6.45 metres

Quick turnaround times available.