Our Dust Collector Cleans Up Against Shop Vacuums

Customers ask us far too often why they should buy a vacuum dust collector from us rather than a shop vacuum from their local hardware store. Even though they aren’t drastically different in price, Media Blast’s vacuum dust collectors make a huge difference in machine function and how clean your workspace is when operating a smaller machine for smaller hand held parts. Continue reading Our Dust Collector Cleans Up Against Shop Vacuums

Media Blast Cabinet Costs Explained

When you boil it down, blast cabinet costs are determined by cleaning speed, frictional heat created, the dust collector size and maintenance costs. If you’re comparing two machine models, and one is much less expensive than the other, here are three things you should consider. Doing your due diligence before you buy could save you time and money in the long run. Continue reading Media Blast Cabinet Costs Explained

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Power Peen Abrasive Cabinet Spotlight

The Power Peen abrasive blast cabinet is a Direct Pressure blast machine designed for Production applications, which we classify as planned machine operation of one or more hours each day. It is designed to use heavy blasting media to achieve the high frictional heat required in through-hole part blasting and blind-hole cleaning. The Power Peen machine model requires 25 to 80 cfm of compressed air and includes a 1.0 cubic foot ASME coded Pressure Pot complete with pressure pot access port for service. Continue reading Power Peen Abrasive Cabinet Spotlight

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Sandcarving Seminar: April 22-23, 2017

This professional-level, hands-on sandcarving seminar hosted by IKONICS Imaging will educate students in the art and business of creating high-profit, etched products for a wide array of industries including awards & engraving, corporate gifts, promotional & personalization items, memorials, weddings, barware and so much more! Continue reading Sandcarving Seminar: April 22-23, 2017

2017 International Awards & Personalization Expo Recap

Guest Blog Post by IKONICS Imaging

The International Awards & Personalization Expo in Las Vegas, NV is hands-down IKONICS Imaging‘s favorite show each and every year. There’s nothing quite like the APA community and all the events surrounding the Expo. The face-to-face time is a priceless and refreshing reminder of the importance of the human connection. Continue reading 2017 International Awards & Personalization Expo Recap

10 Reasons You Want a Reverse Pulse Dust Collector

Many applications today need an advanced design dust collector to move the collected dust off the filter and/or to be able to store the dust created by a large size gun(s) in a cost effective blasting speed. These circumstances often require a dust collector that is larger than the blasting cabinet itself, creating a need for freestanding Reverse Pulse Dust Collectors.  Continue reading 10 Reasons You Want a Reverse Pulse Dust Collector

Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know

Buying an air compressor for a blasting cabinet can seem like a daunting task, we know. Media Blast manufactures the largest line of Wet Blasters, Dry Siphon, Gravity Feed and Direct Pressure models with categories for Light Duty, Automotive, Sandcarving and Industrial abrasive blasting. Depending on what model you purchase and where you’ll be operating it, there are a few components that will affect your air compressor needs. Continue reading Air Compressor 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Soda Blasting Basics

Soda Blasting involves one of the softer abrasive blasting materials, rating an average 2.4 on the Mohs Scale of mineral hardness (1-10). Most abrasive blasting cabinets aim to maximize abrasive recycles and minimizing dust collector service, and for this reason most sandblasting uses harder abrasives like plastic and glass beads. Soda blasting is the exception, a one-time-use abrasive, used for special applications when recycling abrasive is not important. Continue reading Soda Blasting Basics