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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This micro-case study shows how MicroBlasting efficiently removes excess alloy filler after brazing without dulling or darkening a cutting tool surface. (Includes video.) Continue reading
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
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. Continue reading
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
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
Divesting bridges and crowns does not have to be a 2-abrasive process. The AccuFlo, ProCenter Plus, and Hi/Performance nozzle can divest bridges and crowns with a single abrasive. See what sets this system apart. Continue reading
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
Comco exhibited at the 2nd Annual Dino Fest at the Los Angeles Natural History Museum. Visitors got a chance to clean fossils with MicroBlasting. Learn more about how MicroBlasting is used in fossil preparation. Continue reading
Looking for precision depth control? A single pass of the focused abrasive stream from a micro-precision sandblaster can uniformly remove 5 µin (0.127 microns) or less of material. Learn how to create features with varying depths and sharp walls. Continue reading
A glimpse at nozzle fixturing options and the benefits of using Comco Hi/Performance AccuFlo-style nozzles and Quicknuts. Continue reading