Abrasive blasting is an effective way to prepare steel components for finishing. With the use of a compressor, the media is forced from the blast nozzle at pressures upwards of 100psi at the goods to be blasted.
The blasting booth that Aegis designed is contained within its facility and is fully enclosed. This allows Aegis to control the quality of the blast and move pieces on to coating within an allowable time frame.
Once metal is blasted, the surface has an anchor profile – this anchor profile provides a better surface for the coating to grab because it (A) increases the surface area of the part and (B) creates jagged areas that allow the coating to “anchor”.