When our company was formed more than 40 years ago, the industry terminology for enclosed abrasive blasting machines was “Sandblast cabinets.” We set out to change this lingo by calling the equipment by its correct name: a media blast cabinet! Continue reading Why we don’t call our products Sandblast Cabinets
Without further ado, IKONICS Imaging is excited to share a recap of the 2nd 2018 Sandcarving Seminar in Brea, California. As you all know, this bi-annual event has been going on for over 10 years! Each seminar continues to evolve and IKONICS adapts to the needs & demands for sandcarving education in the industry. This seminar always surprises IKONICS in the diversity of attendees and their businesses. Whether you’re looking to expand your business, drill into and refine specific techniques or simply network with other sandcarvers, this two-day seminar suits those needs and continues to be a success every year! Continue reading Round 2! Sandcarving Seminar Success in California
Congratulations – you’ve decided to purchase an abrasive blasting cabinet! Now you’re trying to decide which one to buy and how much money you’ll spend. It’s likely you’re asking yourself if you can make do with an inexpensive blast cabinet. Continue reading Can An Inexpensive Blast Cabinet be a Good Tool?
Are you in need of an automotive blast cabinet? Media Blast & Abrasive has an entire line of abrasive blasting cabinets specifically designed to meet needs of the automotive and recreational vehicle industries. One of those machines is the all-new Shop Standard 2.0, which uses a dry, siphon abrasive delivery system. This cabinet is among the first models we designed back in 1977. It was completely overhauled last year and debuted all-new in 2018 with an advanced negative pressure cartridge filtration dust collector. Continue reading Shop Standard 2.0 Automotive Blast Cabinet
Almost all of our abrasive blast cabinets are able to use glass beads. Most operators and manufacturers know when to use glass beads and why. We’re sharing some tips that we’ve picked up over the last 50+ years in this industry. Remember Media Blast manufactures more than 180 machine models. Continue reading Why use glass beads in a blast cabinet?
The N-200 Stage II soda blast cabinet is manufactured specifically for operation with soda abrasive. Unlike most blasting cabinets, soda cabinets aren’t concerned about recycling abrasive because soda can only be used once. Continue reading N-200 Stage II Soda Blasting Cabinet Spotlight
So you’re looking to buy an abrasive blast cabinet, but you don’t know what machine is the right fit for your needs. Not to worry, we’re here to help you buy the right machine the first time and avoid having to make a second, costly purchase. Continue reading Finding the Right Abrasive Blast Cabinet for Your Needs
Blast cabinet noise is one of the most common topics that prospective buyers ask bring up when considering one of our larger, industrial abrasive blast cabinets. The time to address a potential noise issue is undoubtedly before you buy a machine and not after. The issue of noise is fairly straightforward when you know where the excessive sound is coming from. Continue reading Addressing Blast Cabinet Noise Levels
Media Blast & abrasive created the micro abrasive flow industrial line of blasting cabinets specifically for proper control and flow of smaller amounts of abrasive. These blasters come standard with all the right abrasive delivery controls to manage ultra fine abrasive material. They are built for applications that require more than one hour of daily machine operation, which we consider industrial, and include both siphon and direct pressure abrasive delivery. Because micro abrasive is very small, these machines come with large negative pressure cleanable cartridge dust collectors for clean operation in small spaces and are capable of recycling the abrasive unlike pencil blasters. Continue reading Micro Abrasive Flow Industrial Blast Cabinets
Buying a vacuum blower operated dust collector doesn’t have to be another “you get what you pay for” life lesson. Instead of assuming more horsepower and cfm are always better, an educated buyer understands the engineering behind the four common classes of blowers. If you need a quick refresher on how blowers work, read this post before you go on. Continue reading Vacuum Blower Tips to Keep In Mind Before You Buy