Abrasive Blasting 101
Did you know that sandblasting cabinets can be called many things? Some examples are a blast cabinet, sandblaster, mediablaster®, dry blast cabinet, and even wet blast cabinet or vapor hone cabinet. Media Blast® blasters, cabinets manufactured by Media Blast and Abrasives, are among the best in the industry. Our blasters are 100% welded cold-rolled-steel cabinets designed for everything ranging from home hobbyists to the Aerospace industry. If you are in the market for a sandblasting cabinet, then this is a must-read post sharing three tips (and 3 mediablaster features!) every buyer should consider.
Searching online for mediablasters is a very tough thing to do. Lots of big companies are reselling cheap blasters they import from abroad so buyers should beware. If you are searching for an Industrial Blasting Cabinet which can process body implants or aircraft machines, then be wary of low-cost machines. Industrial Sandblast Cabinets often cost thousands of dollars. And budget blasters often deliver results commiserate with what you pay for them.
We recommend speaking directly with a manufacturer to ensure you’re buying the right machine for your application. A knowledgeable manufacturer can provide you exactly the information you need to buy the right Mediablaster the first time. The internet is a great place to start your research because most manufacturers today have websites. But many blaster resellers fall short when you get talking about the nuances of the machines they are selling.
Always know your Daily Duty Cycle (DDC) for the equipment you buy. DDC is the amount of time you plan to use the mediablaster every day. If you’re only blasting sporadically, then a cheaper cabinet that needs to be cleaned more frequently might be a good fit for you. But if you need to process a high volume of parts as quickly as possible, then you may need to buy a machine that fits industrial production capacity.
Now you know some basic mediablaster features and our tips for buying the right cabinet the first time. When someone doesn’t pay attention to this information, then they can end up saying their machine is a mess. Usually the real issue is the machine is not being used properly.
If you want to buy a Media Blast® cabinet, or sandblaster, know that is our name and our name only. So be aware that someone using our name to describe their equipment is not necessarily selling a Media Blast and Abrasive cabinet. There is only one Coca-Cola® beverage drink and one Media Blast®!
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