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What Determines a Steel Shot Size?

CMF offers a variety of steel shot sizes in each of its Shot Blast machines. We can help you determine the finish to best fit your particular requirements.

For Shot Blasting purposes, a smaller size steel shot can produce a clean, smooth and polished surface through a peening action created by the acceleration of the shot. Whereas; A larger more aggressive shot can aggressively remove excessive flash on castings to eliminate the need for filing.

SHOT SCREEN SPECIFICATION
ASTM Mesh No. Shot Size
460 390 330 280 230 170
10 All Pass
12 5% Max All Pass
14 5% Max All Pass
16 85% Max 5% Max All Pass
18 96% Max 85% Max 5% Max All Pass
20 96% Max 85% Max 10% Max All Pass
25 96% Max 85% Max 10% Max
30 96% Max 85% Max
35 97% Max
40 85% Max
45 97% Max

For a Shot Peening application, shot media is used to induce compressive stresses on the surface of the part to improve: