We offer glass bead blasting services, ideal for both CNC metal and plastic parts
Uniform matte of raw material colour
Bead blasting adds a uniform matte or satin surface finish on a machined part, removing the tool marks. In glass bead blasting, round glass beads in various grain sizes are used instead of sharp-edged sand.
Bead blasting is also called “media blasting” because it can use a variety of different media depending on your end goal. The media blasting finishing options available at HLH include glass bead blasting and sandblasting.
Glass Bead Blasting vs Sandblasting
Glass Bead blasting is a process similar to sandblasting, but the air pressure used is much lower, making it a slower and gentler process. As it is much gentler, it does a successful finishing job without causing damage to your parts.
Main advantages of glass bead blasting
Glass bead blasting and sandblasting are both forms of bead blasting finishes. They are both great ways to remove contaminants from CNC surfaces. The main difference between the two is that sandblasting uses sand particles while glass bead blasting uses small glass beads.
Sandblasting creates a rougher finish and is better suited for matte finishes on metal surfaces, while glass bead blasting produces a smoother finish with more defined edges.