Shot Blasting

What is Shot Blasting?

Shot blasting consists of attacking the surface of a material with one of many types of shots.

Normally this is done to remove something on the surface such as scale, but it is also done sometimes to impart a particular surface to the object being shot blasted, such as the rolls used to make a 2D finish.

The shot can be sand, small steel balls of various diameters, granules of silicon carbide, etc.  The device that throws the shot is either a large air gun or spinning paddles which hurl the shot off their blades.

To see just what a transformation shot blasting can make, take a look these 'before' and 'after' pictures:

Before:                                                             After:

Before Shot Blasting   After Shot Blasting

If you wish to discuss the suitability of an item for shot blasting, please contact us and one of our friendly team will discuss your requirements with you.