Detailed Product Description:
Steel shot blasting is the most widely used process for cleaning, stripping
and improving a metal surface. The grade or size of steel shot will determine
the ultimate finish achieved on the surface of the metal.
The round ball shape of the steel shot produces a clean, smooth and polished
surface through a peening action (“Shot Peening”) created by the acceleration
of the shot. In a peening application, steel shot is used to impart compressive
strength to torque or load bearing metal parts such as crankshafts, gas turbine blades
and heavy-duty springs.
Smaller steel shot will result in a smoother and more polished surface. Larger
shot will clean more aggressively but produce a rougher surface. Both air-powered
and wheel blast systems can be used to accelerate the steel shot onto the surface
of the part.
Due to the hardness and density of steel shot, it can be recycled as
much as 3000 times before replacement. Since steel shot does not use an abrasive
process, a minimal amount of dust is created in the blasting process.
This “fine” sized shot is ideal for blasting of relatively small ferrous and non-ferrous
castings and for removal of light scale from heat-treated parts, blast finishing of
machined parts, and for removal of mill scale, rust and other deposits.
Suggested Air Pressure: 80-90 psi.
Grit Size: Fine, S-170 (.017” dia.)
Hardness: 40-51 Rockwell C
Be sure to wear appropriate respiratory protection.
Comes packed in 50 pound bag.