Aluminum oxide has long been the go-to abrasive for cleaning stents, valves, and other Nitinol implants before electropolishing. But recently, selective edge-rounding entered the application, and aluminum oxide was not enough. This month, we look at how glass bead took a radius from 2 microns to 24 microns.
The Grip Wrist is the latest blast head designed for automated MicroBlasting systems. Unlike prior blast heads, it moves the part to the nozzle. See it in action and learn more.
Need to blast with a new media? Learn how to clean & prepare your blaster for an abrasive change. Includes a video walk-through and step-by-step guide.
Avoid uneven results while texturing or etching parts. Learn what stepover percentage works in most applications. Incl. stepover calculator.
Learn how automated micro-precision sandblasting can etch channels to a precise and repeatable depth in the surface of an air bearing or hydrodynamic seal.