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Shot Blasting

What is shot blasting?

Shot Blasting is a surface finishing technique that involves rapidly impacting the surface of an object with a controlled stream of abrasive shot material. It is faster and more effective than filing for removing flash that my remain on a part after the casting or stamping process.

Shot Blasting is also used for removing burrs, scale and rust that may interfere with the part's integrity, appearance or definition. Shot blasting can also prepare the surface of a part for coating by removing surface contaminants and provide a surface profile for increased coating adhesion.

Shot Blasting is different than Shot Peening which is used to induce compressive stresses on a part's surface for increased fatigue life, increasing the part strength or preventing fretting.

A wide range of shot blasting services

By varying the type of shot, we can Shot Blast a wide variety of materials. For example, a smaller size steel shot can be used to produce a smooth, polished surface, while a larger shot can aggressively remove heavy flash.

Consistency, repeatability, and uniformity

At Cardinal Metal Finishing our experienced team works together to assure that our customers surface preparation needs are met or exceeded. Our process controls are your assurance that shot blasted parts will maintain consistency, repeatability and uniformity.