It can be used to achieve the final surface appearance or as a preliminary step for subsequent finishing operations.
Common applications where media blasting is applicable:
• Smoothing and polishing for:
- Concept models
- End-use parts
• Surface preparation such as texturing and etching for:
- Mold masters
1.1. Blast Media: Select a blast media with the desired level of abrasiveness.
Blasting media is commonly rated mild to harsh based on a metal
substrate. The same media will be more aggressive on plastics.
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