A method that is also known as vapour blasting; this wet-blasting process is perfect for the gentle eradication of surface dirt and grime from metal components. Aqua Blasting permits the non-aggressive cleaning of a surface to produce a satin finish on a number of metal materials; which resultantly won’t pick up marks after treatment.
It involves the use of a non-ferrous media; which is subsequently mixed with water to result in an extra-smooth finish once the process has been carried out. That is possible thanks to the flow of a water-borne abrasive. Aqua Blasting cleans by the flow of water and not by impact; with the water acting as a lubricant between media and component.
With the water acting as a protective buffer; and the emulsion gently eradicating any grime – the underlying surface is crucially left intact. Vitally, there will be no alteration of critical dimensions. The creation of any dust is also avoided; as there no break-up of any media during the Aqua Blasting process.
Unlike shot blasting (and other blasting methods which actually move the surface material from the components), the process is non-intrusive; and it is perfect for delicate parts and soft metal. Aqua Blasting is commonly used when a fine finish is required for aluminium, alloys, steel and many other metals; including bronze, magnesium, titanium, brass and copper.
Aqua Blasting can also help to reduce porosity in castings and is very easy to keep clean.
Examples of industries where the process is commonly utilised include automotive, aerospace, reconditioning and maintenance.
The process is particularly ideal for the degreasing and surface finishing of a number of bike and car components.
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