Glass bead media is one of the most popular blasting media today. This all-purpose media is ideal for honing and polishing parts. You can also peen, blend, finish, and remove light burrs. Another very popular use is etching or frosting glass. Glass bead is also an ideal cleaning abrasive for most light foreign matter.
Paint, rust, scale and surface residues are some of the common removal uses. Glass bead blasting generally will not change dimensional tolerances and can detect weld and solder flaws.
Glass bead media is typically consumed at a slow rate in bead blasting equipment. Additionally, they also survive multiple impacts, and thus can be recycled several times. Glass bead media is usually made from recycled glass and is chemically inert. Therefore, they tend to leave no ferrous or other undesirable residue on the surface. When you properly use glass beads, they leave a controlled and clean finish on the prepared surface.
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