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VIDEO: Using the Abrasive Blend Knob

What is the abrasive blend knob? The abrasive blend knob can be a bit of a mystery. What's the right setting? How far can I turn it clockwise? Will opening it create a richer abrasive stream? Every blaster is configured to a specification. This means the tank orifice,...

VIDEO: Using the Abrasive Blend Knob

VIDEO: Using the Abrasive Blend Knob

What is the abrasive blend knob? The abrasive blend knob can be a bit of a mystery. What's the right setting? How far can I turn it clockwise? Will opening it create a richer abrasive stream? Every blaster is configured to a specification. This means the tank orifice,...

5 Important Variables for Abrasive Jet Machining

5 Important Variables for Abrasive Jet Machining

Using MicroBlasting to cut or etch a part (a process also known as controlled erosion) is a great method to machine many precision parts, from drilling holes in ceramic substrates to cutting slots in fragile silicon and glass wafers.  MicroBlasting is “shockless,”...

The MicroBlasting Guide to Precision Abrasives

The MicroBlasting Guide to Precision Abrasives

One of the keys to efficient MicroBlasting is using quality abrasives. In the past, we’ve discussed why you shouldn’t recycle used abrasive - this month, let’s dive into what kind of precision abrasives you should be using.Why Are Comco’s Abrasives Superior? There are...

The Missing Measurements of Deburring

The Missing Measurements of Deburring

Are old burrs suddenly reappearing? Are burrs popping up in a new location on your part? Is a once-reliable deburring method starting to fail? Chances are, you’re missing a measurement. Manufacturing expert, LaRoux Gillespie, shares the deburring measurements often missed that lead to recurring problems and new burr formations. Continue reading

From Customization to Standard Feature

From Customization to Standard Feature

How do our engineers come up with new features for our automated systems? We get ideas from you! Sitting in the lab brainstorming what modifications our customers need for imagined applications is no replacement for the real-world experience the users of our machines...

Finishing 3D Printed Parts with MicroBlasting

Finishing 3D Printed Parts with MicroBlasting

Yes, we know that because it's new and buzzy, every company worldwide wants to promise you that their product is a perfect tool for finishing 3D printed parts (or other processes related to additive manufacturing). We'll be honest with you - MicroBlasting isn't the...

Turbine Blade Regeneration Using MicroBlasting

Turbine Blade Regeneration Using MicroBlasting

Goal: Clean Turbine Blades for Refurbishment Whether you're refurbishing landbased gas or jet-engine turbines,  MircoBlasting is the ideal method of cleaning turbine blades. When turbines are split in two for maintenance, hot path components and combustion components...

Second Applications For Your MicroBlaster

Second Applications For Your MicroBlaster

Many of our customers buy a MicroBlaster for a single application and find it to be indispensable. However, a common fear for job-shops and contract manufacturers is that the contract they bought a new piece of equipment for will only be used for one job. Investing in...

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