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Micro Abrasive Flow Industrial Blast Cabinets

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

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Vacuum Blower Tips to Keep In Mind Before You Buy

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

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Four Blower Classes Explained

Blowers are critical, often undervalued and misunderstood components of abrasive blast cabinets. Vacuum Blowers are commonly used on small blasting cabinets for very limited use or very low cfm gun size. Vacuum blowers are only one type of blower class available but result in high static suction but very low cfm air movement. Continue reading Four Blower Classes Explained

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Sandcarving Seminar Success in the Golden State

Guest Blog: IKONICS Imaging

Without further ado, IKONICS Imaging brings you a fun recap of the 2018 Sandcarving Seminar in Brea, California. This bi-annual event has been going on for 10 years! Each seminar has evolved and IKONICS will continue to ebb and flow with the needs and demands for sandcarving education. This seminar always surprises IKONICS in the diversity of both the attendees and their businesses. While local attendees were majority, students from all over the US attended including the Caribbean, Texas and Wyoming. Whether you’re looking to expand your business, drill into and refine specific techniques or simply network with other sandcarvers, this two-day seminar is a continuous success, something we look forward to each and every year. Continue reading Sandcarving Seminar Success in the Golden State

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Industrial Blast Cabinets by Media Blast & Abrasive

Media Blast & Abrasive’s line of Industrial blast cabinets is designed for production applications that require more than one hour of daily machine operation. We know time is money, and these are the fastest cleaning models, with the most available options and upgrades, using the correct gun size to meet production numbers. Continue reading Industrial Blast Cabinets by Media Blast & Abrasive

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N-200 GF Siphon Abrasive Blast Cabinet Spotlight

Media Blast’s N-200 GF Siphon abrasive blasting cabinet is a side-loading blasting cabinet that uses siphon abrasive delivery and requires 25-90 cfm of compressed air at 80 psi. This machine is available in many special cabinet sizes but standard in two, the 3636 and 4848, because those sizes are commonly used with turntable assemblies. This sandblasting equipment can operate with almost any abrasive type, but it’s specially designed to use fine and ultra-fine abrasives. Continue reading N-200 GF Siphon Abrasive Blast Cabinet Spotlight

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Having a Blast in Vegas – 2018 APA Expo Recap

IKONICS Imaging went all out during the biggest trade show of the year, the 2018 International Awards & Personalization Expo in Las Vegas, NV. IKONICS Imaging didn’t miss a beat and was an integral part of the APA Expo and community. From teaching education/business classes and presenting at the Awards Associates of America, to exhibiting on the show floor along with participating in after-show events, there’s no shortage of things to do and people to meet. It was a fun, whirlwind of events! Let’s recap and bring you along for the ride. Continue reading Having a Blast in Vegas – 2018 APA Expo Recap

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5 Common Blast Cabinet Dust Collector Problems

Almost all blasting cabinet dust collector problems are related to one of the conditions we examine in this post. Most people buy these machines based on budget and not the machine’s application. This is a mistake. First, an abrasive blasting cabinet’s use can, and probably will, change over time due to an increase in production or simply finding more uses for the machine. Second, if you buy a machine based on cost, you are likely not matching your needs to the blast cabinet’s capabilities. This often results in a variety of issues, including dust collector problems, and ultimately it often negatively affects productivity. Continue reading 5 Common Blast Cabinet Dust Collector Problems

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Automotive Blast Cabinets by Media Blast & Abrasive

Media Blast & Abrasive’s line of automotive blast cabinets includes the best machines for cleaning, stripping and shot peening. We’ve grouped them together for easy evaluation, and offer many different cabinet sizes to accommodate home shops, commercial repair and industrial production facilities. Continue reading Automotive Blast Cabinets by Media Blast & Abrasive