What Can MicroBlasting Do?
MicroBlasting is one of the most versatile material removal methods available.
Each process below is driven by four main variables: abrasive size, abrasive type, abrasive quantity, and velocity. Adjust at least one variable, and your MicroBlaster can switch from a tool that deburrs to a tool that textures.
Enhance the adhesion characteristics of a surface for bonding or modify the surface for cosmetic reasons.
Remove fine burrs on a wide range of materials from exotic metal alloys to soft polymers.
Etch or cut a few microns at a time to create a feature or pocket in a part surface.
Where it is Used
Comco MicroBlasting systems are in-use across the world. See how the following industries use our technology to improve part surfaces.
Conformal Coating Removal
What’s different about Comco? Everything.
Get a peek inside the industry’s most advanced MicroBlasting System.
By simply adjusting the blast pressure, abrasive type or nozzle design; a Comco MicroBlaster easily adapts from a tool that cuts vias in silicon wafers into a tool that deburrs the heel of stainless steel needles.
A micro-abrasive stream is so focused, you can deburr the ID of a capillary tip 25 µ in diameter or texture sections of a basketball-sized part without the need for masking.
MicroBlasting grants you a terrific amount of control over your alteration and removal process.
Become an Expert in MicroBlasting
Removing a Ductile Layer from a Brittle Substrate
The selective cleaning process uses the abrasive qualities of MicroBlasting to carefully erode layers of unwanted material from a base substrate. The process takes advantage of the different physical properties of the two layers. Brittle materials can be removed from...
Deburring and Texturing Bone Screws
The job: Manufacture titanium bone screws with tight tolerances. The challenges: Titanium is an excellent material for bone screws, but it hardens as it heats up, making it tough to machine, leaving fine feather burrs. These burrs must be removed without damaging or...
How to Tell if Your Nozzle is Worn
Have you noticed a change in your MicroBlasting results? As your nozzle wears, it gradually loses the tight focus. Some applications you can keep using a nozzle until it blows out the side. For others, a few thousandths wear will cause part failure. Abrasives, like...
The Manual System
A Complete Manual MicroBlasting Solution
Process small parts precisely with our manual micro-precision sandblasting system, featuring the AccuFlo® and the ProCenter Plus™. Easy to use and easy to maintain, this turnkey solution is our best deal for a complete manual solution.
THE PROCENTER PLUS™
Need Higher Throughput?
We know how to automate in a harsh, abrasive environment. Our parts-handling designs reflect our experience working with this unique challenge. Each Comco Automated MicroBlasting system is built from common components but customized for your specific application requirements.
Is MicroBlasting Right for Your Application?
Many factors contribute to the best process, including the abrasive size and composition, the shape of the nozzle, the air pressure, the blast time and the nozzle position. Our Applications Engineers have the tools on-hand to test different variables, and they have the experience to know where to begin.
All test procedures and results are documented in a full lab report returned to you alongside the tested sample parts for evaluation.
Check out our blog entry “We Take Samples Seriously” to learn more.
Contact a Comco Sales Team Member today to inquire about having your sample parts tested in our Applications Lab.
Over 50 Years
Dedicated to Evolving and Improving MicroBlasting Technology
Since the first award-winning Comco MicroBlaster® hit the market in 1968, we have continued to innovate and refine each and every component of our MicroBlasting systems. Every unit is built with our customers’ success in mind and an uncompromising dedication to quality.