Case Studies

A selection of micro-lessons from our blog that show how MicroBlasting is used across industries. See how it deburrs, textures, strips, cleans, etches and mills small, intricate and high-value parts. 

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Edge-Rounding on Nitinol Implants

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Just the Deburring Facts, Ma’am

Six common micro-precision sandblasting applications. Learn what abrasive, nozzle and blast pressure are used to precisely remove burrs and refine surfaces on these small, intricate parts. Includes: metal gears, PEEK spinal implants, electronic packages, stainless steel valve components, aluminum fixtures and titanium components. Continue reading

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