Case Studies

Air blast durability

In hot humid summer months many companies struggle to prevent blasted parts from rusting after blasting. Painting immediately after blasting isn’t away practical. Parts may be blasted at the end of the day or on Friday afternoon before they are ready to be coated.

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Cleaning Aluminum Cores for Remanufacturing

Blast cleaning aluminum cores can be difficult balancing the need to clean with the need to preserve detail on the cores. Cleaning with steel shot or other aggressive media cleans fast but destroys mating surfaces

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Cleaning Aluminum Extrusion Dies

Blast cleaning dies after caustic cleaning with carbon steel shot causes the dies to rust after blasting. Wear on the bearing surfaces on the dies was caused by using the hard steel shot.

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Test Aggressiveness Durability of Shot

Testing shot products in the field is time consuming and not practical. Changing media sizes and alloys is difficult in production equipment.

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Cast Zinc and SSG Mix (Rust Prevention & Profile)

In hot humid summer months many companies struggle to prevent blasted parts from rusting after blasting. Painting immediately after blasting isn’t away practical.

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Eliminating Welding and Grinding after shot blasting aluminum sand castings

Using steel grit for blasting aluminum and castings resulted in a dull gray finish on the surface of aluminum castings and frequently opened porosity on the surface of the castings.

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Eliminating Land Filling & Recycling Cast Zinc Shot

Manufacturers that shot blast products have the need to get rid of spent used abrasives. Many users pay to have the zinc landfilled which can be expensive.

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ELIMINATING WELDING AND GRINDING AFTER SHOT BLASTING ALUMINUM SAND CASTINGS

Welding and the subsequent grinding of the weld followed by a repeat of the grit blasting step was a time waste and expensive additional operation.

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CLEANING ALUMINUM EXTRUSION DIES

Blast cleaning dies after caustic cleaning with carbon steel shot causes the dies to rust after blasting.

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REPLACING GARNET WITH CAST ZINC SHOT IN DUPLEX COATING OPERATIONS

Cast zinc shot outperforms garnet due to huge increase in durability.

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Reducing Blasting Reject Rate on Remanufactured Parts

Aggressive blast media can be too destructive for many remanufacturing activities. Reduce reject rate with media that doesn’t damage important part detail.

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Eliminating Porosity Issues And Delamination From Steel Shot

This custom die caster was having issues with steel shot on a zinc part requiring a highly cosmetic surface finish; opening porosity and causing delamination.

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Replacing Zinc Cut Wire With Cast Zinc Shot

Four companies challenged Transmet to reduce blasting costs, eliminate dust, and improve efficiency in their shot blasting operations by switching blast media.

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How Blast Media Impacts Blast Machine Component Life

Blast media too aggressive in relation to the part being blasted can cause long-term wear issues on equipment and impact production. Learn what to consider.

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Cleaning Carbon, Rust, and Paint From Bearing Components

This company is cleaning carbon build-up, rust, and paint from mild steel bearing components to be remanufactured. Steel shot was causing damage and profiling.

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How Abrasive Blast Media Durability Relates to Dust

Many EHS Managers, Production Managers, and Plant Engineers have concerns over shot blasting dust. Transmet explains how dust relates to Blast Media Durability.

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Inhibit Flash Rust on Ferrous Parts After Shot Blasting

These companies were cleaning ferrous parts with steel shot or chemical cleaning prior to processing and/or painting. Delays resulted in flash rust and rework.

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Reducing Reject Rate From Blast Media Contamination

Many companies experience high defect rates in the shot blasting process when using blast media not fit for the part. Learn how to select alternatives.

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Considerations When Replacing Steel Shot With Aluminum Shot

Ready to swap out Steel Shot for Cast Shot? These minor adjustments to blast equipment helped this company get the most out of the switch.

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Applications Requiring Less Aggressive Blast Media

Steel shot, glass bead, and sand are widely used in shot blasting. In some applications, there is a need for a less aggressive (and longer lasting) blast media.

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Replacing Vibratory Finishing With Dry Shot Blasting

Vibratory finishing is time-consuming and chemically-intensive that can cause issues of discoloration and flash rust. Learn how to replace with shot blasting.

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Shot Blasting Applications For Stainless Steel Grit

Still blasting with Aluminum Oxide, Glass Bead, Garnet, or other highly friable media? New, more durable media could help you achieve the same result without the dust and mess.

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Altering Blast Media Size to Improve Blasting Cycle Time

This company required a uniform finish with a specific surface profile in a shot blasting operation. Learn how blast media size eliminated their bottleneck.

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Replacing Aluminum Oxide to Reduce Shot Blasting Dust

Companies were consuming massive amounts of aluminum oxide, generating a lot of dust, and slowing down the shot blasting process for operators.

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Maintaining Consistent Surface Finish on Delicate Castings

Delicate castings can require a more precise shot blasting process to maintain the surface finish. A conditioned working mix of Cast Shot guarantees results.

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