Glossary



Shot Blasting

Operation in which an abrasive material is propelled at high pressure, either mechanically or by means of water or air. The target is to smooth or remove contaminating materials from a surface. Thus, metallic surface is cleaned successfully.

This cleaning method is used in aerospace, automotive, building, smelting, shipbuilding and railway sectors. It is usually applied in two different ways: wheel blasting – where the power of an electric motor energy turns into kinetic abrasive energy by means the rotation of a turbine wheel; or air blasting – where abrasive material is pneumatically accelerated using compressed air and it is shot through nozzles onto the surface to be treated.