Surface improvement, cleaning, preparation, decoating, preparation for initial coating, deflashing and shot peening, these are all tasks for which the wet blasting method can be used. It is a water based method with abrasives and is particularly suited for the finishing of delicate, precision-produced parts.
The significant advantages of wet blasting are:
- No dust
- Ability to use fine abrasives
- Low abrasive consumption due to the protective water layer (suitable for shot peening)
- Low risk of embedding (particularly for soft metals)
Special surface finishes can be achieved through the enrichment of the process water with ceramic and mineral abrasives. In addition, through the wet blasting method, blasting of materials is possible which should not come into contact with the air for health reasons.
For consistent process uniformity and high quality surface finishing of the work pieces, the control of the blasting nozzles in Rösler wet blasting machines is assumed by industrial robots or by CNC systems. Loading and unloading can also be automated in many ways, and the individual production requirements implemented.
Possible work pieces for the process "Wet blasting"
- Aluminum diecast parts
- Stainless steel surfaces for the food industry
- Stainless steel components
- Precision casting parts
- Carbide tips
- Motor housing
- Surgical instruments
- Forged parts (aerospace)
- Turbine blades
- Turbine discs (rings)