Vapor Blasting has many advantages over conventional surface cleaning methods but what sets it apart is that it will not damage the surface of the object being cleaned. Vapor Blasting is so gentle that most rubber parts do not need to be removed while the cleaning is taking place. Vapor Blasting is also better for the environment than other processes.
No, The system was pioneered in the UK back in the 1940’s. It was originally used in the aircraft industry to treat items such as compressor impellers, turbine blades, and fuel pump springs. After processing parts, imperfections and cracks were highlighted, and fatigue life and surface finish was considerably improved.
Vapor Blasting is a “Green” process, it uses NO chemicals and DOES NOT create hazardous airborne particles No Toxic or Hazardous Chemicals used No Atmospheric or Environmental waste are produced
The process uses water and an abrasive media (typically fine glass beads) accelerated from a nozzle with compressed air to provide a very effective surface cleaning. The glass bead media and water is agitated with a pump system creating a slurry, which when propelled with the compressed air, forms a vapor .
A specialized blast cabinet, equipped with pump, exhaust blower and nozzle system is required, along with a high volume air compressor.
Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Bronze, mild and stainless steel
Depends on what type of metal and how it was formed. Sand cast aluminum parts have a brilliant detailed finish. Die cast aluminum parts will has a clean satin finish. Steel parts will have a clean shine.
Conventional blasting methods can embed abrasives into the metal and can create porosity on the surface, this condition attracts and holds dirt and grease, making it nearly impossible to clean once soiled. Aggressive, dry blasting may damage or erode the base metal. Vapor Blasting eliminates media impingment, providing a peening effect to the surface so parts surfaces stay cleaner longer. Being a liquid process, the Vapor Blast flows into areas inaccessible by other methods. Threaded holes remain free of thread damaging abrasive particles, masking or plugging holes is not required. No heat is generated that may distort or damage parts