Sand blasting helps create surface profiles and improves overall visual appearance.

Sand blasting can also improve the adhesion properties of a substrate and hasten paint adhesion.

The process is used to create a uniform matte finish on parts. It can also be used to hide machine marks or remove small imperfections in parts prior to anodizing or other plating processes.

Available Materials

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Aluminum

High machinability and ductility, good strength-to-weight ratio. Aluminum alloys have good strength-to-weight ratio, high thermal and electrical conductivity, low density and natural corrosion resistance.


Price
$ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
±0.125mm (±0.005″)
Max part size
Min part size
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Zinc

Zinc is a slightly brittle metal at room temperature and has a shiny-greyish appearance when oxidation is removed.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Iron

Iron is an indispensable metal in the industrial sector. Iron is alloyed with a small amount of carbon – steel, which is not easily demagnetized after magnetization and is an excellent hard magnetic material, as well as an important industrial material, and is also used as the main raw material for artificial magnetism.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Titanium

Titanium is an advanced material with excellent corrosion resistance, biocompatibility, and strength-to-weight characteristics. This unique range of properties makes it an ideal choice for many of the engineering challenges faced by the medical, energy, chemical processing, and aerospace industries.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Steel

Steel is a strong, versatile, and durable alloy of iron and carbon. Its applications range from construction materials and structural components to automotive and aerospace components.
Steel is strong and durable High tensile strength Corrosion resistance Heat and fire resistance Easily molded and formed.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Stainless steel

Stainless steel alloys have high strength, ductility, wear and corrosion resistance. They can be easily welded, machined and polished. The hardness and the cost of stainless steel is higher than that of aluminum alloy.


Price
$ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Bronze

Highly resistant to seawater corrosion. The material’s mechanical properties are inferior to many other machinable metals, making it best for low-stress components produced by CNC machining.


Price
$ $ $ $ $
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Brass

Brass is mechanically stronger and lower-friction metal properties make CNC machining brass ideal for mechanical applications that also require corrosion resistance such as those encountered in the marine industry.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Copper

Few metals have the electric conductivity that copper has when it comes to CNC milling materials. The material’s high corrosion resistance aids in preventing rust, and its thermal conductivity features facilitate CNC machining shaping.


Price
$$$
Lead Time
< 10 days
Tolerances
Machining tolerances depend on the detailed material used.
Max part size
The maximum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
Min part size
The minimum size of the part is determined by the machines available and the complexity of the part.
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Design Considerations

  • Plugging threaded/reamed holes not required unless tolerances are very tight, as thickness change is minimal.
  • It is better to avoid blasting thin walls since they are prone to deformation.
  • There may be a difficulty in uniformly finishing parts with intricate geometries.
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