WheelBlasting - Services

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WheelBlasting

Microfinish has continued to expand our extensive metalworking services with all-new wheel blasting options.

In addition to our hand-blasting cabinets and barrel blasting units, in which we blast with glass beads, aluminum oxide and ceramic blast medias, St Louis based finishing specialist, Microfinish, is proud to offer customers wheel blasting.

What is Wheelblasting?
In very brief terms, a spinning wheel takes centrifugal energy to accelerate abrasives such as steel shot or grit to part blasting. With our own in-house Wheelabrator, Microfinish can efficiently and economically remove rust, scale, and carbon on metal surfaces.  Wheel blasting is used in the automotive, medical, foundry, and casting industries.

Why Wheelblasting?
Wheelblasting is a great choice for large parts or large areas of parts:

  • Derusted
  • Descaled
  • Deburred
  • Desanded
  • Cleaned

This process increases the surface profile of metal parts improving the adhesion of e-coating, powder and other applied coatings.

Additional Wheelblasting Benefits
Wheelblasting provides a uniform finish to various casting techniques to hide defects in diecast mold, as well as grind marks, parting lines, as well as other defects. It can also be used to strip applied coating, so parts can be reworked, salvaging parts that otherwise might need to be scrapped.

As a value-added optional service, rust preventatives can be applied if required. Need to see it to believe it?  Check this following example of a side-by-side before/after part subjected to our wheelabrator.