Glass Bead Media for Sale

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glass bead abrasive media for abrasive sandblasting cabinets

Glass Bead Media Overview

Available in a wide range of sizes, glass beads are one of the most popular blast media used in abrasive blast cabinets today. This all-purpose media is used for honing, polishing, peening, blending, finishing, removing light burrs, frosting glass and cleaning most light foreign matter. Additionally, paint, rust, scale and surface residues are some of the common removal uses.  As a result, glass bead blasting generally will not change dimensional tolerances and can detect weld and solder flaws.

Glass beads are typically consumed at a slow rate in bead blasting equipment.  Additionally, they also survive multiple impacts, and thus can be recycled several times. Glass beads, made of recylced glass.  Therefore, they are chemically inert.  Thus the leave no ferrous or other undesirable residue on the prepared surface. When used properly, glass beads leave a controlled and clean finish on the prepared surface.

Glass Bead Media For Sale

We offer the following grit sizes:

  • 40-60
  • 60-100
  • 100-170
  • 170-325

We offer our glass bead media in 50 US pound pails.  Thus, the pails are easy to lift and empty and are reusable after the media is exhausted.  Next, when you are ready to order click the image and then select the desired grit size .  With just your shipping address we provide a quote on any size order.

Glass Bead Media Sizes

Glass Bead Media Uses

Cleaning

When used properly, glass beads can be used to clean a surface without significantly changing tolerances or introducing pollutants.

Cleaning

When used properly, glass beads can be used to clean a surface without significantly changing tolerances or introducing pollutants.

Finishing

Glass bead media, when properly used, can create a wide range of easily reproduced and unique surface finishes.

Finishing

Glass bead media, when properly used, can create a wide range of easily reproduced and unique surface finishes.

Peening

Using glass beads, can help reduce the tensile stress in metal parts as well as reducing stress corrosion cracking.

Peening

Using glass beads, can help reduce the tensile stress in metal parts as well as reducing stress corrosion cracking.

Deburring

Glass beads are an excellent abrasive media for removing burrs from material without significantly removing the actual prepared material.

Deburring

Glass beads are an excellent abrasive media for removing burrs from material without significantly removing the actual prepared material.

Sandblasting or Bead Blasting?

If you hear the term “bead” blasting, now you know where it came from.  Glass beads are used for cleaning, finishing, peening, and deburring applications.  As a result, Cyclone glass beads are for sale in a variety of sizes.  As with all our products, our pricing is extremely competitive and we can provide any size you need starting with a 50 pound bucket up to multiple pallets.

Health and Safety WARNING

Glass Bead Media Safety

Throughout our site we use the term sandblasting or some variation. We use the word “sand” because it is a familiar term to our customers. However, the word sandblasting is as old as the industry itself, and refers to the sand used decades ago.  Most importantly, there are many dangers with actual sand in blasting.  Too many in fact to list.  Above all, we advise against using ANY SAND in your cabinet or blasting process – ever.

NEVER use silica sand or any silica based media in ANY blast cabinet.  We offer a broad variety of abrasive blast media specific for your project. Exposure to this silica is known to causes severe and often fatal damage to lung tissue. Therefore, DO NOT ever use silica sand in abrasive blast equipment. Again, we simply DO NOT recommend using sand in a “sandblasting” cabinet – there are too many safer alternatives.

Glass Bead Media – Quick Summary

  •   Glass beads are environmentally friendly and usually made from recycled glass.

  •  Bead abrasives are relatively aggressive at removing material yet leave very little behind on the surface

  • Beads are silica free.   However, always follow all appropriate/recommended safety precautions regardless of abrasive type!

  • A variety of “grit” sizes are available.

  •   Non-ferrous.

Glass Bead Media – Manufacturer Technical Specifications

Cyclone Part Number Grit Size: US Sieve Nominal Diamater Min % Round
—– —– Inches Microns —–
—– —– Max Min Max Min —–
5002 60-100 .0098 .0049 250 125 80
5009 40-60 .0165 .0098 425 250 75
5010 100-170 .0059 .0035 150 90 85
5011 170-325 .0035 .0017 90 40 85