Glass Bead Blasting is an environmentally-friendly metal finishing technique that produces an attractive and natural-looking satin finish. It can be applied to stainless steel and aluminium work with spectacular results.
Glass Bead Blasting is also more cost-effective than manual polishing, particularly for products that feature intricate shapes and profiles.
The glass bead blasting process uses compressed air to blast small spheres of glass beads from a nozzle at very high velocity (.5Ra) into every corner and recess of the target object, resulting in a seamless and uniform satin finish. Glass bead blasting works equally effectively for a single component or a complicated welded assembly of pipe, plate, sheet and angle – a perfect finish is easily achieved in all cases.
While its application is almost limitless, Rockpress has used glass bead blasting as an ideal finish for products used in these industries:
- Food processing
- Structural stainless walkways and platforms
- Architectural products in coastal areas
- Abattoir equipment
- Architectural aluminium products