Surface Preparation - Shotblasting
Our surface preparation services complement our range of surface finishing and coating services. For components which have already been in operation and are in to be recoated, we remove heavy scale, corrosion and old coatings by shotblasting, using either aluminium oxide, or angular steel grit.
Blast Profiling / Aluminium Oxide Blasting / Chilled Iron Grit Blasting
We have dedicated blast cabinets at our Kelmscott, Perth coating facility. Shot blasting using expendable medium is usually reserved for outsize components, and is done within a special environment which would be constructed specifically for the job. It is unusual for us to do this because our blasting cabinets are large enough to accommodate the majority of surface preparation tasks we are commissioned to do.
Chemical Etching as Pre-treatment
Your specification may call for us to prepare the surface of your components using chemical etching (or chemical milling as it can be referred). Wet chemical etching is carried out at our plant.