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Choosing A Sandcarving Machine

Guest Blog post by IKONICS Imaging  Choosing which sandcarving machine is best for your shop can feel overwhelming. To keep pace with the creativity and vision of the sandcarving industry, Media Blast® and IKONICS Imaging have developed a full line of CrystalBlast Sandcarving Machines, including low-cost entry-level Sandcarvers, fast-production equipment and highly sophisticated machines with special features and options. Media Blast® and IKONICS Imaging offer a wide range of machines shaped and modified to meet…

HEPA Filtration in Abrasive Blasting

Wes Barton of IKONICS Imaging and Robert Robinson of Media Blast & Abrasive recently teamed up to put together a blog post explaining HEPA Filtration in the Sandcarving industry. High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are used in medical facilities, automobiles, aircraft, homes and more. In order to quality, filters have to passstandards of efficiency set by the United States Department of Energy. Since it’s inception in the 1940s, HEPA filters have evolved to satisfy the…

Having a Blast in Vegas – APA Expo Recap

IKONICS Imaging went all out during the biggest trade show of the year, the 2018 International Awards & Personalization Expo (APA 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…

Mastering the City that Never Sleeps

For over 30 years, IKONICS Imaging (Media Blast’s Sandcarving Distributor) has been exhibiting at the Awards and Personalization Association’s International Expo in Las Vegas, NV. This dynamic community is a vibrant network of professionals that create, distribute, or sell recognition and personalization products. The 2016 APA International Expo was a huge success this year for IKONICS Imaging. From the introduction of the new CrystalBlast Master, to the release of the Elite Medallion Hunt and our newly elected APA…

Sunshine & Sandcarving

IKONICS Imaging had a blast during the Sandcarving Seminar in sunny California at Media Blast & Abrasive! Wes Barton and Darin Jones with IKONICS Imaging taught a one-and-a-half day, professional-level sandcarving seminar. Wes and Darin covered topics from basic artwork tips and demoing different types of photoresist films to sandcarving techniques and CrystalBlast machine basics.  Another popular subject was common troubleshooting tips along with sharing information on high wear parts. It was a full class…

Sandcarving Seminar Success in the Golden State

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…

Sandcarving Victory in Vegas

IKONICS Imaging started the year off with a BANG! Not only is the 2019 International Awards & Personalization the largest and busiest show of the year, the IKONICS Imaging crew was bustling and wrapping up the NBM Phoenix Show and the MBNA Monument Industry Show the week prior, all while exhibiting at the GlassVegas  show during the International Awards & Personalization Expo – IKONICS Imaging barely got any rest in the Entertainment Capital of the World. As an integral part of the…

The Best Sandcarving CrystalBlast® Mediablaster®

Sandcarving is one of the abrasive blasting applications we have designed an entire line of machines for. Whether you’re sandcarving out of your home or in a mass-production facility, using high-quality machines makes a world of difference.

2017 International Awards & Personalization Expo Recap

The International Awards & Personalization Expo in Las Vegas, NV has continuously, hands-down, been the best show for IKONICS Imaging each and every year. There’s nothing quite like the APA community and all the events surrounding the International Awards & Personalization Expo. The face-to-face time is priceless and is always a refreshing reminder of the importance of the human connection.

Sandcarving Seminar Success

That’s a wrap! IKONICS Imaging ends a successful seminar season in sunny California! With over 30 attendees, this beginner-to-intermediate sandcarving seminar was by far the largest sandcarving seminar held at Media Blast & Abrasive. Attendees gathered from all over the US and Canada, from Tennessee and Texas to Indiana and Washington. Not only was this group geographically diverse, there was a wide variety of industries. From the Monument industry to Trophies and Awards, this mixture…