Media blasting involves the propelling of certain types of abrasive material against another surface which could be done for several reasons. It could be done to smoothen the surface, or to roughen up a smooth one and other things that could be done to the surface include removing contaminants and shaping up a surface as well. The blasting material tends to be pressurized fluids and this is done for propelling the blasting material. This blasting material is known as the media and there are different types of media blasting.
One of the many types of media blasting technique is known as wet abrasive blasting. You can use coarse and very fine media in order to deal with certain densities that are inclusive of plastic and steel. Hot water could be used for blasting and to degrease the surface at the same time and dust can be removed easily which makes it easy to apply silicacious material on the surface without having to worry about anything going wrong. Going for coating and bonding, once done with these types of media blasting, is always a good idea because it makes it easier to achieve greater cleanliness that way. As can be seen the types of media blasting, in this case, involves hot water and soap that are used for the process to be carried out successfully.
Another of the many types of media blasting methods is known as wheel blasting in which a wheel is used as the media. No propellant is used and recyclable abrasives are used and these types of media blasting procedure are used so that materials such as plastic, rubber and steel can be deflashed this way too. Since there is no air, there are none of the types of media blasting involved in this technique.
In certain types of media blasting water is used in order to go ahead with the process, as is obvious by the name. It is great for cleaning internal and external surfaces and is usually used because the water can get into surfaces and clean them thoroughly- something that other types of media blasting cannot do as they aren’t able to enter the surfaces too deeply. Also, the water can then be used and re-used which helps prevent wastage of water and only one operator is required for these types of media blasting.
Then there are those types of media blasting that involve the use of dry ice. The dry ice is good for creating pressure for blasting large and humongous masses. This way the parent material is cleaned and any properties that the parent material has are not affected by the blasting procedure. The dry ice would simply sublimate and fortunately no residue has to be dealt with either. In some cases there are those types of media blasting where the media is not separate and the surface is dealt with by this rotary tool that is like a brush if you look at it.
There are some types of media blasting.