What is Shot Blasting?
Shot blasting is a mechanical cleaning process that is utilised to remove existing coatings or mill scale. The process also removes any grease, dust and rust, preparing metal parts before applying fresh powder coating solutions. It provides a cost effective, environmentally friendly solution as metal parts can be refurbished and reused.
Located in Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, Northpoint delivers two types of shot blasting services; hanger type and booth. Our dedicated shot blasting booth is ideal for larger parts, fittings and pipes to be treated by our trained professionals. Hanger type shot blasting is a semi automated process, where complete descaling and reconditioning of smaller metal parts is required.
A smooth finish is not the only benefit of shot blasting; after the metal part has been cleaned, the engineer can also identify any structural issues such as compromised weld joints and corrosion. These issues can then be addressed to provide reinforced reliability and longevity of the part before powder coating. In addition, shot blasting provides an environmentally friendly, cost effective solution to the reuse of metal parts.
Northpoint can provide shot blasting services to a commercial grade finish, meeting the ISO 8501-1 Sa 2.5 or ISO 8501-1 Sa 3 standards as per client specification.