Like sandblasting, shot blasting is an abrasive blasting method that is used to strip, clean, strengthen, polish and protect material for further preparation.
The process of shot blasting involves thrusting shots against a metal surface at a high velocity. Shots may either be propelled by a pressured fluid like compressed air or by a centrifugal wheel spinning at high revs; depending on the metal restoration request.
With shot blasting, impurities of any form can be removed, surface protection can be applied as well as can be used to prepare metal surfaces for further treatment, such as a colour coating or welding. It can also be used to level a floor or prepare a concrete floor by removing weak concrete.
Shot blasting can be used in any industry that uses metal, including the automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, construction, rail, foundry and many more industries.