Category Archives: Abrasive Blasting 101

5 reasons your blast cabinet creates excessive dust

How To Resolve Excessive Dust in Blast Cabinets

Does your abrasive blast cabinet have a problem with excessive dust? Aside from lack of machine maintenance and regular service, there are many reasons cabinets can have excessive dust inside with poor visibility. These are some of the reasons that warrant a call to an abrasive blasting expert, like one of our team members. Continue reading How To Resolve Excessive Dust in Blast Cabinets

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Why Frictional Heat Matters in Blast Cabinets

As a manufacturer of over 170 different models of Blasting Cabinets, Dust Collectors and Pollution Control Work Benches, we often have first time buyers call us to replace their poorly-constructed abrasive blast cabinet. We are not saying all cabinets sold by large tool suppliers are bad, but inexperienced buyers often misunderstand why the costs are significantly lower. Continue reading Why Frictional Heat Matters in 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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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

Tungsten Disulfide Application with Sandblasting

Tungsten Disulfide is a very hard and really wear resistant chemical compound that occurs naturally and is synthesized in labs. For many years it was best known as the material wrapped around the filament in incandescent light bulbs that causes them to glow. Since the rise of LED lighting, new applications for tungsten disulfide have evolved including using it as non-friction coating that can be used in place of grease. A few industries that could possibly benefit exponentially from tungsten disulfide coating are aerospace and automotive. Continue reading Tungsten Disulfide Application with Sandblasting