Abrasive Blasting 101
What do we mean by maximum abrasive velocity? Simply put, it’s the fastest you can propel abrasive against a part without the abrasive exploding into smaller, useless pieces.
Pro Tip: When you’re using a Siphon delivery method you also need to be very careful about the air pressure you use. Nearly all abrasives will reach maximum impact velocity in a siphon blasting cabinet using 90 to 100 psi blasting pressure, 50 psi using direct pressure abrasive delivery.
If you try to blast at a speed that exceed’s your abrasive’s maximum impact velocity you’re going to decrease visibility inside your cabinet, waste abrasive, and create a big mess. If you think you’re running into this problem, our experts are happy to help guide you through choosing the right abrasive and velocity for your application.