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
Blasting Cabinet, Sandblasting Cabinet, Media Blast Cabinet, Mediablaster® Cabinet and Abrasive Blasting Cabinet all basically mean the same thing. A machine you place parts inside to clean, texture the surface, shot peen, sandcarve, de-burr, polish, surface prepare for plating or even drill holes.
If you’re in the market for a home shop mediablaster there are two very important questions to ask yourself.
Now more than ever people are relying on the internet to purchase things sight-unseen, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 9 online automotive media blaster myths. Before you buy a sandblasting cabinet, make sure you’re not getting sold on the wrong machine for your project.
We often hear complaints about blast cabinets from people who are in the market for a replacement machine. These are usually people who bought the wrong machine for their application, and here are the most common things they complain about.
We try to give general guidelines about when to clean a blasting cabinet dust collector in each machine’s user manual. Our official recommendation for any Media Blast® Industrial model is two, (2), to three, (3), minute cleaning cycles every two, (2), hours of machine operation. But the reality is that the cleaning and maintenance frequency … Continue reading How to Clean a Blasting Cabinet Dust Collector
At Media Blast & Abrasive, we have a long history of manufacturing high-quality automotive blast cabinets. The restoration automotive market includes boats, motorcycles, quads and anything else that moves. In addition to machines designed for professional auto shops, we offer a complete line of machines specifically designed to meet the unique needs of home hobbyists, … Continue reading Best Home Garage Automotive Blasting Cabinets
Over the past several years we’ve seen more and more people requesting information about “dustless blast cabinets” or “wet abrasive blasters.” Often this is because the user is currently operating a poorly-made dry blast cabinet that often creates a large mess.
There is no doubt that humanity faces unprecedented challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. In the midst of a stalled global economy, many businesses are finding they must reinvent themselves, and we know that can be daunting. Media Blast & Abrasive was founded in 1977, but really the inception for the company started much earlier … Continue reading What Happens After COVID-19?
Question from the MBA Contact Us page: “What is the best blasting cabinet for a Powder Coating Shop? As a shop owner, I need a blast cabinet capable of removing old coatings quickly.”