The vapour blasting process can be used to recover old components that are being reused for aesthetic reasons or because they are simply no longer available
These older type of junction boxes were recovered from an industrial site in poor condition. The customer wanted to reuse them to achieve an “industrial” look for aesthetic reasons and was very pleased with his results, as you can see the main body is galvanised and the cable glands are brass, a nice combination once treated.
For industrial manufacturing processes, vapour blasting can achieve uniform surface finish following machine cutting or removing marks left by general handling after processes such as welding.
Fabricated and machined pump assemblies
Cheshire Pump Company Limited Click to view is part of our business. A customer asked us to improve some of the components from high specification pump project using the Vapour Blasting process. The assemblies had been made from raw materials so had been machined, welded and tested.
The parts are high grade alloy and stainless steel. Manufacturing had left some marks and discolouring. Following testing with die penetrants and non-destruct testing they were ready for finishing prior to final assembly.
The goal was to achieve a uniform finish across the parts and remove discolouring from welding prior to final assembly and testing.
Following Vapour Blasting, the customer was very happy with the results and we are expecting to grow our activities with them
Vapour Blasting has the effect of removing any surface oxidation which may be problematic for the treatment of high grade steels and alloys.
Parts made from high grade materials may need pickling or passivation following manufacture. Vapour Blasting enhances this process by removing surface contaminents that may have been left during manufacture
Vapour Blasting has the effect of removing any surface oxidation which may be problematic for the treatment of high-grade steels and alloys.
Parts made from high grade materials may need pickling or passivation following manufacture. Vapour Blasting enhances this process by removing surface contaminants that may have been left during manufacture.
Following our success with post manufacture honing of machined parts, we were approached by an optical equipment manufacturer.
One of their components is a complex machined part that following manufacture had machining marks on all surfaces, although these marks could barely be felt, they were visible, and the client wanted a consistent finished surface.
These images from a microscope using a 0.076mm scale as a reference, the main point being the consistent surface finish.
Microscope image after vapour honing
These images show the component following the vapour honing process
These images show the component following the vapour honing process.
Further processing may be required for a final design once we agree a final specification, we look forward to a long relationship with this scientific equipment manufacturer.