Category Archives: Abrasive Blasting 101

Daily Duty Cycle Explained

What is Mediablaster® Daily Duty Cycle and why does it matter?

Daily Duty Cycle (DDC) is the amount of time a blasting cabinet can operate before it needs to be serviced. We measure DDC using the gun cfm, the dust collector blower, and the filter storage area. Consider this, a 5% DDC typically translates to less than 30 minutes of total operation in a single 8-hour period. … Continue reading What is Mediablaster® Daily Duty Cycle and why does it matter?

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How Come Other Brands Sell Media Blast Cabinets?

Have you ever come across another website selling Media Blast Cabinets and wondered if those are some of our machines? It’s likely they aren’t. Media Blast® only has a select few authorized retailers and all other machines are sold directly to consumers. Many companies use our name to describe their abrasive blasting equipment as MediaBlasters® … Continue reading How Come Other Brands Sell Media Blast Cabinets?

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How to choose a Shop Blasting Cabinet

The first consideration in choosing a shop blasting cabinet is compressed air volume. If you have an existing 5 hp compressor, it is most likely a single phase electrical motor, with a vertical tank. Buying a single stage compressor pump or a two stage pump can impact tank storage capacity in cfm even if you are limited … Continue reading How to choose a Shop Blasting Cabinet

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Glass Bead Blasting: Abrasive Shape, Hardness and Recycle Rate

Of all media blasting abrasives, glass bead blasting is arguably the most popular and the easiest on equipment. This is in part because glass beads are very versatile. They are a medium-hard abrasive and come in a range of sizes, shapes and hardness levels. It’s these characteristics of glass beads that make them desirable and … Continue reading Glass Bead Blasting: Abrasive Shape, Hardness and Recycle Rate