Micro-Lessons in MicroBlasting

Welcome to our blog where we tackle everything from basic system maintenance to specific applications to the latest in tools and technology and the science behind the process.

Need to Improve Bond Strength?

Need to Improve Bond Strength?

Ra or Sa alone cannot predict bond strength in all applications. Epoxied surfaces, in particular, require a more comprehensive specification. To get repeatable results in pull and peel tests, incorporate a high developed surface ratio (Sdr) and require full coverage.

Have You Considered Pumice?

Have You Considered Pumice?

Pumice is gentle but tough cutting abrasive. It works best in applications where softer abrasives come up short and aggressive cutting abrasives are too aggressive. Learn more about this often overlooked abrasive.

MicroBlasting 101 in Design for Advanced Manufacturing

Comco contributed a chapter on MicroBlasting to Design for Advanced Manufacturing: Technologies and Processes, edited by LaRoux Gillespie (McGraw-Hill Ed) Inc: practical instructions, technical guidance. A great resource for your engineering or manufacturing library.

This comprehensive resource provides thorough explanations of the entire range of advanced manufacturing processes and technologies as well as practical instructions and technical guidance.

5 Ways to Break Your Blaster

5 Ways to Break Your Blaster

Make any 1 of these 5 common operator mistakes, and you may break your blaster–meaning unplanned downtime for maintenance or a costly factory repair. Read this post and learn how to avoid a blaster disaster.

Understanding Modulator Wear and Repair

Understanding Modulator Wear and Repair

The modulator is the heart of your system; the engine running the machine; the thing that turns your blaster from a simple dirt-chucker to a sophisticated surface-refinement tool. Learn more about this essential component to any Comco blaster, how to spot modulator wear, and how to replace it.

Deburring Black PEEK with Wheat Starch

Deburring Black PEEK with Wheat Starch

Deburring black PEEK is risky. This carbon or graphite-filled material easily discolors or roughens, even when using mild abrasives. Wheat starch removes burrs without changing the dimensional or aesthetic integrity of black PEEK. See the results in this post.

Removing Conformal Coating? Consider Wheat Starch

Removing Conformal Coating? Consider Wheat Starch

Wheat starch is a very soft abrasive, but it has just enough abrading power to gently lift really thin layers of conformal coating without risk to an underlying solder mask or circuit board. Learn why you may want to consider it, and learn why MicroBlasting, in general, is a great method for conformal coating removal.

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